Definition of Penang
1 or Pinang island of Malaysia in southeastern Asia at the northern end of the Strait of Malacca area 108 square miles (281 square kilometers)
2 or Pulau Pinang \pü-ˈlau̇-\ state of Malaysia (federation) comprising Penang Island and the mainland opposite it; capital George Town area 400 square miles (1036 square kilometers), population 1,540,500 —Until 1948 Penang was one of the Straits Settlements.
3 — see george town
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