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Sarawak, Malaysia

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Area: 124,451 sq. km 

Population: 2,770,000 

Capital: Kuching 

Overview 

Sarawak is the largest of 13 states in Malaysia. It is located on the north and north-western tip of Borneo, the third largest island in the world. Sarawak is unique in that there are significant differences in culture, administration and lifestyle. Sarawak’s population comprises roughly 27 main ethnic groups still in existence, each with its own language, traditions and way of life. Sarawak has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests and abundant animal and plant species. 

Economy 

Sarawak recorded a GDP of RM 113.6 billion in 2016, up by 3.2 %. Sarawak is abundant in natural resources, and primary industries such as mining, agriculture, and forestry accounted for 32.8% of its economy in 2013. It also specialises in the manufacture of food and beverages, wood-based and rattan products, basic metal products, and petrochemicals, as well as cargo and air services and tourism. Sarawak is one of the world's largest exporters of tropical hardwood timber. 

Sister Relationship 

On 25 October 2016, Mr. Hong Jiexu, Vice Governor of Fujian and Mr. Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Minister of Sarawak signed the Agreement to establish the Sister Province Relationship. 

Links: 

https://www.sarawak.gov.my/