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Malacca (Malaysia : State)

LC control no.n 2015006141
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingMalacca (Malaysia : State)
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Geographic subdivision usageMalaysia--Malacca (State)
Variant(s)Melaka (Malaysia)
See alsoMalacca (State)
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Beginning date1963
Found inHealth tourism in Melaka, 2003.
Encycl. Brit., 1972 (Straits Settlements: originally the collective name of four trading emporia, Penang, Singapore, Malacca, and Labuan; Penang, Singapore, and Malacca were est. as the crown colony Straits Settlements in 1867; the Straits colony ceased to exist in 1946; Penang and Malacca were included in the Malayan Union (1946), the Federation of Malaya (1948), and Malaysia (1963))
Wikipedia, Jan. 28, 2015 (Malacca (Malay: Melaka), dubbed "The Historic State", is the third smallest Malaysian state after Perlis and Penang. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, next to the Straits of Malacca. Although it was the location of one of the earliest Malay sultanates, the local monarchy was abolished when the Portuguese conquered it in 1511. The head of state is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri or Governor, rather than a Sultan. Malacca was ceded to the British in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 in exchange for Bencoolen on Sumatra with Dutch. From 1826 to 1946 Malacca was under the rule of the British, first by the British East India Company and then as a Crown Colony. It formed part of the Straits Settlements, together with Singapore and Penang. After the dissolution of this crown colony, Malacca and Penang became part of the Malayan Union in 1946, which later became the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and eventually Malaysia in 1963)
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