Climate
Culture
Districts
Economy
History
Legal System
Living Standard
Location
Main Towns
Population
Politics
Social Security
State Identity

GENERAL INFORMATION
Main Towns  

Beaufort | Beluran | Keningau | Kinabatangan | Kota Belud | Kota Kinabalu | Kota Marudu | Kuala Penyu | Kudat | Kunak | Lahad Datu | Nabawan | Papar | Penampang | Pitas | Ranau | Sandakan | Semporna | Sipitang | Tambunan | Tawau | Tenom | Tuaran


Papar
Location
Papar is situated in the West Coast Division; facing the South China Sea and with the Crocker Range behind.
Vital Population Statistics (1991 census)
Total population: 59,473
Female population: 29,053
Male population: 30,420
 
Malay Population: 15,001
Dusun Population: 2,660
Kadazan Population: 14,552
Bajau Population: 9,542
Murut Population: 128
Other Bumiputera Population: 3,565
Chinese Population: 4,886
Indonesian Population: 3,217
Other Non-Bumiputera Population: 1,034
 
Total Malaysian Citizen Population: 54,585
Non-Malaysian Citizen Population: 4,888 %
 
distribution of Population: 3.5%
Population Density: 48 per Sq. Km
Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sabah, 1999

^ Top Of Page


Penampang
Location
Penampang is situated in the West Coast Division, facing the South China Sea with the Crocker Range behind.
Vital Population Statistics (1991 census)
Total population: 86,941
Female population: 42,227
Male population: 44,714
 
Malay Population: 10,389
Dusun Population: 4,584
Kadazan Population: 26,161
Bajau Population: 7,552
Murut Population: 537
Other Bumiputera Population: 7,184
Chinese Population: 14,129
Indonesian Population: 4,087
Other Non-Bumiputera Population: 1,744
 
Total Malaysian Citizen Population: 76,367
Non-Malaysian Citizen Population: 10,574 %
 
distribution of Population: 5.0%
Population Density: 187 per Sq. Km
Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sabah, 1999

^ Top Of Page


Pitas
Location
Pitas is situated in the Kudat Division, the northernmost part of the state. On the west, is the South China Sea and on the east, the Sulu Sea.
Vital Population Statistics (1991 census)
Total population: 24,240
Female population: 11,676
Male population: 12,564
 
Malay Population: 291
Dusun Population: 2,478
Kadazan Population: 629
Bajau Population: 2,289
Murut Population: 47
Other Bumiputera Population: 16,641
Chinese Population: 268
Indonesian Population: 501
Other Non-Bumiputera Population: 172
 
Total Malaysian Citizen Population: 23,316
Non-Malaysian Citizen Population: 924 %
 
distribution of Population: 1.4%
Population Density: 17 per Sq. Km
Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sabah, 1999

^ Top Of Page


Ranau
Location
Ranau is situated between the West Coast Division and the Ranau District of Sabah. It also serves as the administrative centre for the Ranau District.
Places of Interest
Kinabalu National Park is built to facilitate visitors to Mt. Kinabalu (4,101 m), South-East Asia's highest peak. The Park Headquarters is about 20km away from Ranau. The area's bio-diversity due to the high elevation, as well as the cooler climate, are attractions for tourists.

At a 'tamu,' locally meaning 'meet,' is where the local farmers sell their produce. Kundasan and Ranau tamus are being held daily along the road sides.

Kundasan War Memorial Display Garden near the Park Headquaters nurtures plants and flowers from Borneo, Australia and Britain. The Memorial Garden is set up to commemorate soldiers and fighters sacrificed during World War II.

Vital Population Statistics (1991 census)
Total population: 49,358
Female population: 23,764
Male population: 25,594
 
Malay Population: 676
Dusun Population: 39,643
Kadazan Population: 6911
Bajau Population: 479
Murut Population: 67
Other Bumiputera Population: 1,619
Chinese Population: 1,058
Indonesian Population: 664
Other Non-Bumiputera Population: 286
 
Total Malaysian Citizen Population: 45,183
Non-Malaysian Citizen Population: 4,175 %
 
distribution of Population: 2.9%
Population Density: 17 per Sq. Km

Source: Yearbook of Statistics Sabah, 1999


^ Top Of Page

 
 Copy right All information are compiled by Jesselton Communications Sdn.Bhd. 2000.ed