Kedah, Malaysia Genealogy
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Kedah, located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia, is also known by its honorific name Darul Aman or "Abode of Peace". It covers a total area of 9,500 km² (3,700 sq miles). The state capitol is Alor Setar. The head of state is the Sultan of Johor. The sultan's position is hereditary and he holds the office for life. He is the head of religion of Islam in the state and the executive power of the state government is vested in him. The Menteri Besar, who is the chairman and head of government of the state, and ten other members, are part of the State Executive Council, appointed by the sultan.