Location and Size: Located at narrow point of
Malacca off southern tip of Malay Peninsula; connected
Malaysia by causeway. Land area in 1988 about 636 square
kilometers, consisting of one main island and 58 islets.
island 42 kilometers long and 23 kilometers wide, with
Topography: Mainly low-lying, with hills
meters in island's center. Extensive reclamation and
Climate: Tropical climate, with daily high
moderated by sea breezes. Rainfall throughout the year but
heaviest from November to January.
Data as of December 1989