Melaka (Malacca) is a state in Malaysia located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula next to the Strait of Malacca. Covers an area of 1664 km2 (642 sq mi). It sits upon the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula opposite Sumatra with the state of Negeri Sembilan to the north and west and Johor to the east. Malacca is situated roughly two-thirds of the way down the west coast 148 km (92 mi) south of Kuala Lumpur and commands a central position on the Straits of Malacca. With the exception of some of its small hills Malacca is generally a lowland area with average elevation below 50 meters above sea level.
The climate of Melaka is hot and humid throughout the year with rainfall occurring mostly between October and March. Temperature ranges generally between 30 and 35 °C (86 and 95 °F) during daytime and between 27 and 29 °C (81 and 84 °F) during night time.