Penang is geographically divided into two sections, Penang Island and Seberang Perai (SP). The two sections are then further subdivided into five districts. The North-East and South-West districts fall within the Penang Island, whereas SP consists of North, Central and South SP.
The mainland covers 71.68% of the state, with North SP as the largest district within the mainland as well as the state as a whole. The remaining two districts are South and Central SP, which take up 23.4% and 22.8% respectively.
The North-East (where state capital George Town is located) and South-West districts make up Penang Island, filling 11.5% and 16.8% of Penang respectively.
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