Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru,) or Johore Bahru; abbreviated as JB) is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia, located north of Singapore. Johor Bahru is the southernmost city on the Eurasian mainland. Pasir Pelangi, the royal village, is located within Johor Bahru.
The city in itself has a population of 1,334,188 as of 2010, while the metropolitan Johor Bahru, also known as Iskandar Malaysia, has a population of 1,730,000.
The city council administers the highly developed southern central coast of the metropolitan area, with a total area of 185 square kilometres (71 sq mi). It is situated on the Straits of Johor (also known as the Straits of Tebrau), which separate Malaysia and Singapore. Metropolitan Johor Bahru occupies extensive coastal land, consisting of ecologically rich swamp lands and important river systems such as Sungai Johor, Sungai Pulai and Sungai Tebrau.
Tourism is one of the most important factors for Johor Bahru’s economic growth. Johor Bahru is easily reached from Singapore, and receives 49.9 percent of the country’s annual 22.5 million foreign tourists via its bridges and road links to Singapore.

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