George Town or Georgetown, is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain's King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The Georgetown metropolitan has a population of 1,253,748, the second largest metropolitan in Malaysia by population. Formerly a municipality and then a city in its own right, since 1976 George Town has been part of the municipality of Penang Island, though the area formerly governed by the city council is still commonly referred to as a city, and is also known as Tanjung in Malay and 乔治市 in Chinese. The inner...
|Area:||46.7 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||Malaysia Time Zone|
|Also known as:||George Town, Penang, Georgetown|