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Johor Bahru
City
Bandaraya Johor Bahru
Clockwise from top left: Night view of Johor Bahru, Sultan Ibrahim Building, Tebrau Highway & Johor–Singapore Causeway
Clockwise from top left: Night view of Johor Bahru, Sultan Ibrahim Building, Tebrau Highway & Johor–Singapore Causeway
Nickname(s): JB,
Bandaraya Selatan (Southern City)
Motto: Berkhidmat, Berbudaya, Berwawasan
(English: "Servicing, Cultured, Visionary")
Location of Johor Bahru in Peninsular Malaysia
Location of Johor Bahru in Malaysia
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Johor Johor
Administrative Areas
Establishment 10 March 1855
(as Tanjung Puteri)
Granted city status 1 January 1994
Founded by Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim
Area
 • Total 185 km2 (71 sq mi)
Elevation 36.88 m (121.00 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,334,188
 • Density 7,409/km2 (19,190/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Website mbjb.gov.my

Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru, or Johore Bahru; shortly as JB) is the capital city of Johor, Malaysia. Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland. Pasir Pelangi, the royal village, is located in Johor Bahru.

The city in itself has a population of 1,334,188 as of 2010. The metropolitan area of Johor Bahru, also known as Iskandar Malaysia, has a population of 1,730,000.

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