Kuala Langat

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Kuala Langat
瓜拉冷岳县
District of Malaysia
Location of Kuala Langat瓜拉冷岳县
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Teluk Datok
Area
 • Total 885 km2 (342 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 222,261
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)

Kuala Langat is a district of Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated in the southwestern part of Selangor. It covers an area of 885 square kilometres, and had a population of 222,261 at the 2010 Cenmsus (provisional result). It is bordered by the districts of Klang to the north and Sepang to the east. Its southern border forms part of Selangor's border with the state of Negeri Sembilan. The Strait of Malacca forms its western border.

Among the major towns in Kuala Langat are Banting, Bandar Jugra, Teluk Datok (district capital), Morib. Morib is famous among locals for its beach.

Kuala Langat is also a constituency providing one parliamentary seat to the Dewan Rakyat and three state seats to the Selangor State Assembly. The parliamentary constituency has 66,515 voters, made up of 36,751 Malays, 17,354 Chinese, 12,297 Indians and 113 others. The three state seats are Sijangkang, Telok Datuk and Morib.

Attractions[edit]

Kuala Langat is famous for its agricultural produce, industries that recycle scrap metal, home stay programmes for tourists and for its National Space Centre in Kanchong Darat.

Food[edit]

Fishermen's jetties along the Langat River in Kuala Langat are where people from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya go to for a quick weekend getaway to enjoy fresh seafood and a breeze blowing in their faces.

Cooked in Chinese, Javanese or Indian style, the fresh seafood attracts foreign tourists and those from neighbouring districts.

Kanchong Darat is popular with Kuala Lumpur chefs from five star hotels who buy vegetables and poultry from the farms as well as seafood from fishermen at the jetties.

Infrastructure[edit]

Putrajaya and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), linked by new highways, have become the catalyst for Kuala Langat’s development. Road networks and infrastructure in the district are good, making it viable for manufacturers to transport their finished goods on freight trucks to Kuala Lumpur, KLIA and Port Klang.

The Telok Panglima Garang Free Trade Zone, industries manufacturing electronic components and car parts have created many job opportunities for locals.

Developments[edit]

Kuala Langat will continue to boom and change its image with the Klang Valley Two development that would be completed by 2015.

Morib is being moulded into an education hub and that plans were afoot to set up a few educational institutions in Jugra. Currently there is the Kuala Langat Community College and Industrial Training Institute. Other institutions being built are a matriculation college, a polytechnic and a Mara skills training institute.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

Kuala Langat, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts


List of Kuala Langat district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P112 Kuala Langat Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 Sepang Mohamed Hanipa Maidin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)


List of Kuala Langat district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P112 N51 Sijangkang Ahmad Yunus Hairi Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P112 N52 Teluk Datuk Loh Chee Heng Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P112 N53 Morib Hasnul Baharuddin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 N54 Tanjong Sepat Mohd Haslin Hassan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 N55 Dengkil Shahrum Mohd Sharif Barisan Nasional (BN)

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