Padawan municipality

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Not to be confused with Padawan subdistrict.
Padawan municipality
Seal of the Padawan Municipal Council
Motto: Cekap Bersih Makmur
(Efficient Clean Prosper)
Padawan municipality is located in Malaysia
Padawan municipality
Padawan municipality
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 1°33′0″N 110°20′7″E / 1.55000°N 110.33528°E / 1.55000; 110.33528Coordinates: 1°33′0″N 110°20′7″E / 1.55000°N 110.33528°E / 1.55000; 110.33528
Country Malaysia
State Sarawak
Division Kuching Division
District Kuching District
First settled

Circa AD 600s (7th century)

Incorporation (Municipality) 1 August 1996
 • Type Local government
 • Chairman Lo Khere Chiang[2]
 • Padawan municipality 1,431.82 km2 (552.83 sq mi)
 • Estimate (2006) 306,000
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 93050 KUCHING (Matang Jaya, Telaga Air)
93250 KUCHING (Penrissen, Batu Kawah, Kota Sentosa, Kota Padawan)
94200 KUCHING (Siburan, Beratok, Tapah)
International dialling code prefix +6082 (landline only)
Vehicle registration plate prefix QA and QK (for all vehicles except taxis)
HQ (for taxis only)

The Padawan municipality is a collective name given to a subset of the Kuching District area which is not administered locally by the Council of the City of Kuching South and the Commission of the City of Kuching North. It has an area of 1,431.82 km2, covering the suburbs of the Kuching Proper subdistrict and the entire Siburan and Padawan subdistricts.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sejarah Bahagian Samarahan". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "New MPP chairman sworn in pledging his level best". Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Padawan Municipal Council: Council Profile". Retrieved 28 April 2010. "Local Administration area of 1,431.82 sq. km. which covers mainly the outskirts of Kuching City." 

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