Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru (.mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}Malaysian: [ˈdʒohor ˈbahru]), colloquially referred to as JB, is the core city of Johor Bahru District, and the capital city of the state of Johor, Malaysia (the second-largest district in the country, by population).[4] It is the second-largest national GDP-contributor among the major cities in Malaysia,[5] and forms a part of Iskandar Malaysia, the nation's largest special economic zone, by investment value.[6] The city has a population of 858,118 people within an area of 391.25 km2. As the financial centre and logistics hub of southern Peninsular Malaysia, Johor Bahru has been ranked the second-most competitive city in the nation behind the capital, Kuala Lumpur.[7] Geographically, it is located at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, along the north bank of the Straits of Johor, north of the city-state metropolis Singapore. Johor Bahru serves as one of two international border crossings, on the Malaysian side, between the country and Singapore (the other being the Second Link at Iskandar Puteri), making it the busiest international border crossing in the world; its direct land link to Singapore, via the causeway and the RTS Link, is a key economic driver of the border city. Johor Bahru is categorised as Zone A of Iskandar Malaysia, adjacent to Senai International Airport and the 16th-busiest port in the world, Tanjung Pelepas.