Sandakan

Sandakan

Sandakan (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈsan daˈkan], Jawi: سنداکن‎, Chinese: 山打根; pinyin: Shān Dǎ Gēn; Jyutping: saan1 daa2 gan1) formerly known at various times as Elopura, is the capital of the Sandakan District in Sabah, Malaysia. It is the second largest town in Sabah after Kota Kinabalu. It is located on the east coast of the state in the administrative centre of Sandakan Division and was the former capital of British North Borneo. The town has an estimated population of 157,330[2] while the surrounding municipal area has a total population of 396,290.[2]

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