Kota Kinabalu , formerly Jesselton , is the capital of Sabah , east Malaysia , on the island of Borneo ; it is also the capital of the West Coast Division of Sabah. It is located at latitude 5.98333?and longitude 116.06667? As of the 2000 census , its population was 354,153, with an estimated metropolitan population of 900,000. Facing the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park on one side, and with the mighty Mount Kinabalu in the background, Kota Kinabalu sprawls for kilometers along the coast and inland.
The City of Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah. Located on the west coast of ?the Land Below the Wind?, under the watchful eye of majestic Mount Kinabalu, and on the fringes of the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is the bustling and colourful gateway to Sabah. Here you find the international airport, world class hotels, innumerable restaurants and caf?shops, shopping malls and business districts. We call our fast developing and modern city with some 350,000 inhabitants simply and affectionately KK!