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Malacca is situated in southern
Peninsular Malaysia and lies seven
degrees north of the equator. It lies
between the continent of India to the
West and China to the East.
The State of Malacca,(Melaka in Malay
language), one of the fourteen states
within Malaysia, is situated on the
South-Western Coast of Peninsular
Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca
and sandwiched between the states of
Negeri Sembilan in the north and Johor
in the south. The area of Malacca state
is 1,658 square kilometers and is
divided into three smaller districts,
namely Melaka Tengah, Alor Gajah and
The North-South Expressway allows
easy access into Malacca from all states
of Malaysia. It takes about two hours of
travel by road (express bus) from the
capital, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca and
approximately three hours from
Singapore to the south.
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Malacca also gives its name to the
narrow straits of water called the
Malacca Straits, where most of the ships
traversing between East Asia (China,
Japan) and the West (Europe, India and