Kapit Division

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Kapit
Official logo of Kapit
Divisions of Sarawak
Location of Kapit
Division Office location Kapit
Local area government(s) Majlis Daerah Kapit (MDK), Majlis Daerah Song (MDS), Majlis Daerah Belaga (MDB)
Area
 • Total 38,934 km2 (15,033 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 114,924
 • Density 3.0/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
Resident Dahim Nadot
License plate prefix QP

Kapit Division, formed on April 2, 1973, is the seventh of eleven administrative divisions in Sarawak, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It has a total area of 38,934 square kilometers, and is the largest of the administrative divisions of Sarawak.

Its population (year 2010 census) was 114,924. Ethnically, the population of Kapit Division was 68.7% Iban, 19.1% Orang Ulu, 7% Chinese, 3.4% Malay, 1.3% Melanau, and 0.3% Bidayuh, and 0.1% "other".

Kapit Division consists of three districts (Kapit, Song and Belaga) and two sub-districts (Nanga Merit and Sungai Asap).

Some 86% of the land area is held in forest reserve. The economy is largely agricultural, based on forestry, oil palm, paddy, rubber, banana, and pepper. Other natural resources include coal. The Bakun Dam is based partly in Kapit Division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. iv. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 

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