Authoritative coast known as Bombay , Gem of Kedah ( Malaysia : Langkawi Permata Kedah ) is an archipelago of 99 islands ( an extra 5 temporary islands are found in low goldsuper ) in the Andaman Ocean , in the range of 30 km from the coast line from Northwestern fields Malaysia .
Langkawi is a duty free variety .
O island is part of the state of Sabah , stacked again with fring Thailand . On 15 Mar 2008, Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah to approve the change of name to Langkawi Permata Kedah in conjunction with his Brilliant Celebration Festival .
The largest firm in the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of nearly 64.792 , the other major islands occupied near Tuba Island. Langkawi is also the district with the town of Kuah as managerial capital and largest city .
The name " Langkawi " has two birth places imaginable. Originally , it was accepted to be identified with the government Langkasuka , his rendition of the Malay sort Hut You like ( "place to be for every person's desire " ) , focused on advanced Others . Record thin record , but a record Chinese tradition Liang ( c. 500 Notice ) government offensive " Langgasu " as established in the first sale . Second , It could be that combo from the Malay word ' Eagle ' , which means " eagle " and " student " , which means " rosy tan" or "solid " , in old Malay .
Beaches in the long run to go under the influence of the Sultanate of Malacca , Malacca , but was defeated in 1821 by Siam and Langkawi in addition . The arrangement is quite Siamese 1909 Bahasa Inggeris exchanged for British forces , the country held until freedom , apart from a short time Thai parliamentarian under the Japanese occupation of Malaya during World War II . The impact of the consultant Thai society and the survival of Langkawi .
Langkawi still sleepy backwater until 1987, when the island's independent status assessment recognizes the tourism advertising plan and improve the lives of the islanders .
Unusual explosion also deals with the end of " Tarutao punishment , " lifted again with his Seventh relative conception era .
10,000 hectares of Langkawi and 99 islands are described as British National Geopark by instructive , exploration and Social Association ( UNESCO ) in 2007 .