- a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 310 sq. mi. (803 sq. km). Capital: Kangar.
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- a state of NW Peninsular Malaysia, on the Andaman Sea: a dependency of Thailand until 1909. Capital: Kangar. Pop: 204 450 (2000). Area: 810 sq km (313 sq miles)