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Kota Bharu

or Kota Bahru

[koh-tuh bahr-oo] /ˈkoʊ tə ˈbɑr u/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Kelantan state, in Malaysia, on the E central Malay Peninsula.

Kelantan

[kuh-lan-tan, -lahn-tahn] /kəˈlæn tæn, -lɑnˈtɑn/
noun
1.
a state in Malaysia, on the central Malay Peninsula. 5750 sq. mi. (14,893 sq. km).
Capital: Kota Bharu.
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Kota Bharu

/ˈkəʊtə ˈbɑːruː/
noun
1.
a port in NE Peninsular Malaysia: capital of Kelantan state on the delta of the Kelantan River. Pop: 263 000 (2005 est)

Kelantan

/kɛˈlæntən; kɪˌlænˈtæn/
noun
1.
a state of NE Malaysia: under Thai control until it came under the British in 1909; produces rice and rubber. Capital: Kota Bharu. Pop: 1 313 014 (2000). Area: 14 920 sq km (5761 sq miles)
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