Kubang Pasu is the largest district in Kedah, Malaysia. Historically Kubang Pasu was the semi-independent Malay State of Kubang Pasu Darul Qiyam, ruled by Phaya or King Tunku Anom Prince of Kedah. It is located on the northern part of Kedah. The district is also known as Education Valley in Kedah because there is a concentration of educational institutions in Kubang Pasu. They are Universiti Utara Malaysia, Polytechnic of Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Industrial Training Institute (ILP), Bandar Darulaman Community College (Kolej Komuniti Bandar Darulaman), Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM), Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBS) and others.