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Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark on 1st June 2007 by UNESCO and it became the first established Global Geopark in Malaysia and South East Asia. Langkawi is certified as the Global Geopark because of the well-established management, significant richness of its geological diversity, biological diversity, cultural heritage and community involvement. The island covers an area of 478 km2 with stunning landscape and sceneries resulted by various geological processes that have occurred around 500 million years ago.