Perak state is the fourth largest state in Malaysia, and the second largest state the peninsula of Malaysia. The name of the state took from its nature as Perak mean in Malay language Silver, In the 1890s, Perak, with the richest alluvial deposits of tin in the world was one of the jewels in the crown of the British Empire. However, some say the name comes from the “glimmer of fish in the water” that sparkled like silver.

Perak Capital City: Ipoh City

Royal Capital: Kuala Kangsar

Total Area: 21,035 km2 (8,122 sq mi)

Population: 2,477,700 estimated 2015

Car Plate: A

Phone code area: 05

Abbreviation: PRK

Region: peninsula of Malaysia

Head of the state: Sultan

 

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