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Geography Of Langkawi

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Langkawi, a group of 99 islands isolated from territory Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, is a locale of the province of Kedah in Northern Malaysia and lies roughly 51 km west of Kedah. The aggregate land mass of the islands is 47,848 hectares, while the principle island of Langkawi itself has a sum of 32,000 hectares. 

The fundamental island ranges around 25 km from north to south and somewhat more for east and west. The beach front zones comprise of level, alluvial fields punctuated with limestone edges. 66% of the island is ruled by woods secured mountains, slopes and regular vegetation. 

The island's most established geographical development, Gunung Matchincang, was the initial segment of South-East Asia to ascend from the seabed in the Cambrian time frame the greater part a billion years back. The most established piece of the arrangement is visible at Teluk Datai toward the north-west of the island, where the uncovered outcrop comprises of essentially sandstone quartzite in the upper parts and shale and mudstone in the lower parts of the succession.

 

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