is a state of Malaysia, located in the north western part of
Peninsular Malaysia. The state covers a total area of over 9,000 km²,
and it consists of the mainland and
Langkawi. The mainland has a
relatively flat terrain, which is used to grow rice.
Langkawi is an
archipelago of islands, most of which are uninhabited.
Kedah borders the state of Perlis and shares an international boundary
with the Songkhla and Yala provinces of
Thailand to the north. It also
borders the state of Perak to the south and
Penang to the southwest.
The state's capital is Alor Setar and the royal seat is in
Other major towns include Sungai Petani, and
Kulim on the mainland,
and Kuah on
Being a border state with Thailand, Kedah has a border entry point at
Bukit Kayu Hitam. Malaysia Airlines flies daily into
Alor Setar and
rail services link Alor Setar with various big and small towns along
the North South track across the peninsula.