Terengganuball is a sultanate andconstitutive state of federal Malaysia. The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Iman ("Abode of Faith"). The coastal city of Kuala Terengganu which stands at the mouth of the broad Terengganu River is both the state and royal capital as well as the largest city in Terengganu.
During World War II, Japan occupied Terengganu and transferred sovereignty over the state back to Siam, which had been renamed Thailand in 1939, along with Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis. After the defeat of Japan, British control over these Malay states was reestablished. Terengganu became a member of the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and a state of independent Malaya in 1957.
Following decades of rule by the Barisan Nasional (National Front) c
oalition, the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) came to power in the 1999 General Elections, making Terengganu the second state in Malaysia to be ruled by the Islamist party (the first being neighbouring Kelantan). However, in the 2004 General Elections, Terengganu was recaptured by the Barisan National.
The following districts are part of Terengganuball:
- Hulu Terengganuball
- Kuala Nerusball
- Kuala Terengganuball
| Malaysia |
|Federal territories||Kuala Lumpurball • Putrajayaball • Labuanball|
|States|| Peninsular: Selangorball • Perakball • Penangball • Malaccaball • Kelantanball • Terengganuball • Perlisball • Pahangball • Negeri Sembilanball • Johorball • Kedahball |
Eastern: Sarawakball • Sabahball
|Former entities||Natives • Malayaball • Malayan Unionball • Straits Settlementsball • Federated Malay Statesball • Unfederated Malay States ( Johor Sultanateball • Kedah Sultanateball • Terengganu Sultanateball • Kelantan Sultanateball • Perlis Sultanateball) • Dutch Malaccaball • Portuguese Malaccaball • Malacca Sultanateball • Crown Colony of Sarawakball • Crown Colony of North Borneoball • Kingdom of Sarawakball • Crown Colony of Labuanball • Bruneian Empireball|