Mount Kinabalu facts for kids
|Elevation||4,096 m (13,438 ft)|
|Prominence||4,096 m (13,438 ft)
|Listing||Country high point
John Whitehead (highest peak)
The mountain is protected as as park, named Kinabalu Park. The park was awarded the country's first World Heritage Site. Because of over 5,000 plant species, it is also one of the world’s most important biological sites.
At its peak, the indigenous Kadazan people make their homes there. The mountain's name comes from the name "Akinabalu" (meaning Revered Place of the Dead).
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