Marang, Terengganu

Marang (est. pop. (2000 census): 4,896)[1] is a town and the seat of Marang District, in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. The town is located on the South China Sea coast on the main highway between Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan. The main economic activity in Marang is fishery, but tourism is increasingly rising in importance.


The origin of the district's name is attributed to a Chinese entrepreneur of dried sea products known only by the name of Ma, who was one of the first settlers in the area. The sea products, consisting of fish and squid, are dried on racks called rang by the local populance. Given Ma owned all the rangs, the area became known as Ma rang (i.e. 'Ma's rangs'), which eventually became Marang.[2]


  1. ^ Dept. of Urban and Rural Planning, Terengganu State Government. Rancangan Struktur Negeri Terengganu 2005-2015 (Malay), 2005
  2. ^ "Marang: Sejarah" (in Malay). Pusat Internet Desa Semarang. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 

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Coordinates: 5°12′0″N 103°13′12″E / 5.2°N 103.22°E / 5.2; 103.22

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