Sarawak(Malay pronunciation: [saˈrawaʔ]) is one of twoMalaysianstateson theislandofBorneo. Known asBumi Kenyalang("Land of theHornbills"), Sarawak is situated on the north-west of the island. It is the largest state in Malaysia followed bySabah, the second largest state located to the North- East.
The administrative capital isKuching, which has apopulationof 579,900.Major cities and towns includeMiri(pop. 263,000),Sibu(pop. 254,000) andBintulu(pop. 176,800). As of last census (2010), the state population was 2,420,009.