Penang, Malaysia » City Info » Geography

A turtle-shaped island along with a coastal strip of Province Wellesley, on the mainland, Penang is bordered by the State of Kedah to the north and east and by the State of Perak to the south. The state stretches over 1,048km2 and is located on the north-western coast of the Malay Peninsula. The island is covered by narrow coastal plains, hills and forests.

Geographical Co-ordinates: 05°24′09″N 100°21′54″E

Geographically, the state is divided into two sections, the Penang Island and the Province Wellesley. Penang Island stretches over of land and is situated in the Straits of Malacca. Province Wellesley is a narrow channel that stretches over of land and is bounded by Kedah in the north and east and by Perak in the south.

Penang experiences an equatorial type of climate with warm and humid weather throughout the year. Days are warm and sunny with a temperature of around 30°C (86°F), and nights are pretty cool with a temperature of around 22°C (71.6°F). Penang is quite dry in January and February, and it experiences heavy rain from August to November.