Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo . The census of 2010 identifies a population of 452 963 inhabitants.
The court, based on the present-day Kota Kinabalu, was originally from the people of the Bajau inhabited him in their language Singga Mata (“stay where the eyes of love”) called. After the close on the island of Pulau Gaya District Office built the North Borneo Chartered Company , including the port of Mat Salleh had been burned to the ground, the place to commemorate this event of the resident was Bajau as Api-Api referenced, which means “fire”. Api-Api may also go to a nearby river of the same name (Sungai Api-Api) back. Another historic name in the language of the Bajau is Deasoka (“beneath the coconut tree”) and refers to a village in the southern part of the settlement, which was planted with Koskosnussbäumen.
As in 1899, the Mat Salleh Rebellion- destroyed office of the Company from Pulau Gaya is moved to the West Coast, the former Api-Api will honor Jessel in Jesselton renamed. Jesselton was renamed in 1968 in Kota Kinabalu. The new town name comes from Kota , the Malay word for “city”, and Kinabalu , a mountain about 50 kilometers east of the city together. The different names of the earlier settlements can still be found in various road and building names Kota Kinabalu again, as Lintasan Deasoka, Api-Api Centre, Jalan Mata Singgah.
During the time under the administration of North Borneo Chartered Company was Jesselton was the center of trade in rubber , rattan , honey and wax . In the Second World War the city was, after the departing British had destroyed as much as to leave no infrastructure to the Japanese, the Japanese occupied. Towards the end of the war was Jesselton of the Allies almost completely destroyed by bombing, so that only three buildings remained standing. After the war, North Borneo was founded in 1946, a British crown colony and the reconstructed Kota Kinabalu replaced Sandakan as the capital. Kota Kinabalu was christened on 2 February 2000 the status of a city.