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Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)

Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)



Pulau Langkawi,  officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 104 islands in the strait of Malacca, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.
The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.

Langkawi means reddish brown eagle in colloquial Malay. The Malay word for eagle is helang - shortened is "lang". Kawi means the colour reddish brown.

The main island of Langkawi itself has a total of 32,000 hectares. The main island spans about 25 km from north to south and slightly more for east and west. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation.

Only four of the 99 islands are inhabited - Pulau Langkawi (the main island), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak and Pulau Dayang Bunting.

On langkawi island There are two island areas. The Southern Islands, with a heavy tourist population and the islands to the North East which are more secluded without tourist traffic.

Pulau Langkawi, about 15 miles wide, is mountainous, densely wooded, and formed and flanked by towering masses of limestone.
The E coast of Pulau Langkawi is rocky, but there are a few sandy beaches.
A chain of islets lies SW of Pulau Chorong, the easternmost island of the group.
The W coast of Palau Langkawi S of Tanjung Chinchin to Tongung Belua, 4.5 miles S, is rocky and steep-to, with a few sandy beaches, backed by precipitous hills covered with jungle.
The bay SE of Tanjung Belua to Pulau Borau is fronted by a long sandy beach, backed by low lying land and small hills.

Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)
Pulau Langkawi (Malaisia)
Pulau Langkawi, officiellement connue sous Langkawi, le joyau de Kedah est un archipel de 104 îles dans le détroit de Malacca, à environ 30 km au large de la côte continentale du nord-ouest de Malaisie.

Les îles sont une partie de l'État de Kedah, qui est adjacente à la frontière thaïlandaise.
Langkawi signifie  aigle brun rougeâtre en  malais familier. Le mot malais pour aigle est helang - raccourcie: "lang". Kawi signifie la couleur brun rougeâtre.

L'île principale de Langkawi a elle-même un total de 32.000 hectares. L'île principale s'étend sur environ 25 km du nord au sud et un peu plus d'Orient et d'Occident. Les zones côtières se composent des plats, des plaines alluviales ponctué de crêtes calcaires. Deux-tiers de l'île est dominée par des montagnes couvertes de forêts, de collines et la végétation naturelle.

Seuls quatre des 99 îles sont habitées - Pulau Langkawi (l'île principale), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak et Pulau Dayang Bunting.

Sur l'île de Langkawi Il ya deux zones insulaires. Les îles du sud, avec une population touristique lourds et les îles au Nord-Est qui sont plus isolées, sans trafic touristique.

Pulau Langkawi, à environ 15 miles de large, est montagneuse, boisée, et a formé et encadré par des masses imposantes de calcaire.
La côte E de Pulau Langkawi est rocheux, mais il ya quelques plages de sable fin.
Une chaîne d'îlots mensonges SW de Pulau Chorong, l'île la plus orientale du groupe.
La côte Ouest de Palau Langkawi S de Tanjung Chinchin à Tongung Belua, 4,5 miles S, est rocheuse et escarpée à, avec quelques plages de sable fin, soutenu par des collines escarpées couvertes de jungle.
Le SE baie de Tanjung Belua Pulau Borau est mené par une longue plage de sable, soutenu par la terre de faible altitude et de petites collines.
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Selat Cincin (Langkawi)

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Pulau Dayang island (Langkawi)

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Pulau Tuba (Langkawi)

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Monkey beach (Pulau Dayang)

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Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (Langkawi)

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Pulau Rebak island (Langkawi)

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