Langkawi is officially know as "Langkawi Permata Kedah" in Malay which translates to "Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah". The name Langkawi come from the word "helang" and means island of the reddish-brown eagle, and is shortened to "lang" in Langkawi. On June 2007, Langkawi Island was given a World Geopark status by UNESCO. Three of it's main conservation areas are Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest park (Island of the pregnant Maiden Lake). About 30 km off the mainland coast of Malaysia in the Andaman Sea, is Langkawi, an archipelago of 104 islands. The largest of these islands is Pulau Langkawi with almost 65 000 inhabitants. This Island is also duty free and makes for a popular shopping destination for tourists.