- Melaka is known as the Historic City of Malaysia.
It was an strategically-loacted entrepot in 15th Century facilitating trade between China, India and Arabia.
- It purportedly got its name from a tree Parameswara, the founder of Melaka, was sitting under when on a hunting trip a deer attacked his hunting dogs.
- The Melaka tree could be seen in the city centre to honour the founding of Melaka.
- Melaka had seen four centuries of colonial rule (1511 to 1957), the longest in any state in Malaysia.
- Melaka was honoured with UNESCO World Heritage Site Status in July 2008 alongside Penang
- Melaka has a size of 1664 square kilometres
- As of 2017 Melaka had a population of 910,000 with 460,000 males and 450,000 females. It had an annual population growth of 1.5%. (Source: Department of Statistics)
- Melaka is about 150 kilometres away to the south of Kuala Lumpur
It is about 250 kilometres away towards the northwest of Singapore.
- Melaka’s capital is called Bandaraya Melaka (Melaka City).
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