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Kota Kinabalu

  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Location Type: Destination
Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo, especially Mount Kinabalu.

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Kota Kinabalu, Weather / Climate Chart (temperature, precipitation)

Weather / Climate Chart, Kota Kinabalu
Yearly temperature and rain chart showing the best travel times and seasons for Kota Kin.

 

best time to visit: January - March
rainy season:  October - January
average humidity: 81 %
annual rainfall: 2550 mm
average elevation: 9m

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Wikipedia - Kota Kinabalu

South View of the KK City (CBD), Kota Kinabalu
South View of the KK City (CBD)

Kota Kinabalu, formerly Jesselton, is the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia. It is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park lies on one side and Mount Kinabalu, which gave the city its name, is nearby. Kota Kinabalu proper has a population of 617,972 while the larger urban area has an estimated population of 900,000. It is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia.
Kota Kinabalu is often known as K.K. within Malaysia and internationally. It is a major tourist destination and a popular gateway for travellers visiting Sabah and Borneo. Kinabalu National Park is located about 90 kilometres from the city and there are many tourist attractions in and around the city. Kota Kinabalu is also one of the major industrial and commercial centres of East Malaysia. These two factors combine to make Kota Kinabalu one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia.

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Wikitravel - Kota Kinabalu

Downtown Kota Kinabalu
Downtown Kota Kinabalu

The capital of Sabah, Borneo, this Malaysian city is a growing resort destination due to is proximity to tropical islands, lush rain forest and Mount Kinabalu.

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