Johor Bahru, also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru, ("Baru" means "new" in Malay) or Johore Bahru and abbreviated as JB, is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia. It is within walking distance from Singapore, and receives more than 60% of the country's annual 16 million foreign tourists via its bridges and road links to Singapore. With a population of approximately 876,000 in the city, it is the fourth most populated city in Malaysia. Johor Bahru also has a population of 1.73 million in the greater metropolitan area and 5.49 million in the Singapore-Johor Bahru conurbation, which is one of the highest in Southeast Asia. The city is an important industrial, tourism and commercial hub for southern Malaysia. The population growth rate of Johor Bahru is also among the highest in Malaysia. Johor Bahru also has a highly developed industrial base which has made the city one of the biggest industrial centers of the country.
Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland.