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Perak

[pey-rak, -rahk, per-uh, peer-uh] /ˈpeɪ ræk, -rɑk, ˈpɛr ə, ˈpɪər ə/
noun
1.
a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 7980 sq. mi. (20,668 sq. km).
Capital: Ipoh.
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Perak

/ˈpɛərə; ˈpɪərə; pɪˈræk/
noun
1.
a state of NW Peninsular Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca: tin mining. Capital: Ipoh. Pop: 2 051 236 (2000). Area: 21 005 sq km (8110 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Perak

traditional region, northwestern West Malaysia (Malaya), bordering Thailand to the north and fronting the Strait of Malacca to the west. Its area includes a large portion of West Malaysia's west-coast plains and centres upon the Perak River, which flows north-to-south between the Keledang Range to the east and the Bintang Range to the west; both of these mountain ranges lie east of the west-coast plains. The name Perak means "tin."

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