|District of Malaysia|
|State||Selangor Darul Ehsan|
|• District officer||Zulkepli Ahmad|
|• Total||484.32 km2 (187.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)|
Petaling is a district (daerah in Malay) located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia, not to be confused with the city of Petaling Jaya located in it, nor the subdistrict (mukim) of Petaling within Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya within Petaling district.
The district of Petaling was established on 1 January 1974, the same day Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. This district is located in the middle of the Klang Valley adjacent the capital, and thus has experienced tremendous urbanization. During the 1991 census, it recorded 633,165 people. In the official 2010 census, it recorded 1,782,375 people. It covers some 484.32 km² in area, The urban centres are divided into the cities of Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya (district capital). However, there are numerous town subdivisions, old subdistrict administrations (mukim), all of which share the same names like Damansara, Subang, and Petaling, which add much to the administrative confusion along with the rapid growth. Some five types of subdivisions exist for Petaling District, namely the re-organized municipal council majlis, the majlis subdivisions, the community names (aka townships), electoral constituencies, and the subdivisions ("mukim").
It is host to many thriving townships such as the Damansara area, which hosts several shopping malls including a Tesco outlet, and the largest Ikea outlet in Southeast Asia. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is situated in Subang.
The district office (Pejabat Daerah) is located in Bukit Subang.
The district is further divided into 4 mukim (district subdivisions). However, this definition is for historic administrative purpose only and does not reflect modern rapid growth and subsequent reorganization in 1997.
Local Area Government
The district is highly urbanized and as such the actual administration and maintenance of the public facilities in the district have been divided and delegated to the three local area governments.
Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
The city council of Shah Alam, state capital. It also exercises jurisdiction over some parts of the district of Klang (Shah Alam Selatan). The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and the Royal Malaysian Air Force base at Subang are also under this local area government.
Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya
The municipal council of Subang Jaya (formerly Majlis Daerah Petaling (MDP)) governs the southern parts of the district with the main populated areas such as Subang Jaya, USJ, Putra Heights, Batu Tiga, Puchong and Seri Kembangan under its jurisdiction.
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of Petaling district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P102||Serdang||Ong Kian Ming||DAP (PR)|
|P103||Puchong||Gobind Singh Deo||DAP (PR)|
|P104||Kelana Jaya||Wong Chen||PKR (PR)|
|P105||Petaling Jaya Selatan||Hee Loy Sian||PKR (PR)|
|P106||Petaling Jaya Utara||Tony Pua Kiam Wee||DAP (PR)|
|P107||Subang||Sivarasa K. Rasiah||PKR (PR)|
|P108||Shah Alam||Khalid Abd Samad||PAS (PR)|
|P109||Kapar||Manivannan Gowindasamy||PKR (PR)|
|P111||Kota Raja||Siti Mariah Mahmud||PAS (PR)|
List of Petaling district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P102||N28||Sri Kembangan||Ean Yong Hian Wah||DAP (PR)|
|P103||N29||Sri Serdang||Noor Hanim Binti ISmail||PAS (PR)|
|P103||N30||Kinrara||Ng Sze Han||DAP (PR)|
|P104||N31||Subang Jaya||Yeoh Tseow Suan||DAP (PR)|
|P104||N32||Seri Setia||Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad||PKR (PR)|
|P105||N33||Taman Medan||Haniza Binti Mohamed Talha||PKR (PR)|
|P105||N34||Bukit Gasing||Rajiv Rishyakaran||DAP (PR)|
|P106||N35||Kampung Tunku||Lau Weng San||DAP (PR)|
|P106||N36||Damansara Utama||Yeo Bee Yin||DAP (PR)|
|P107||N37||Bukit Lanjan||Wong Keat Ping||PKR (PR)|
|P107||N38||Paya Jaras||Mohd Khairuddin Bin Othman||PAS (PKR)|
|P107||N39||Kota Damansara||Halimaton Saadiah Bohan||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|P108||N40||Kota Anggerik||Yaakob Sapari||PKR (PR)|
|P108||N41||Batu Tiga||Rodziah Ismail||PKR (PR)|
|P108||N42||Meru||Abd Rani Osman||PAS (PR)|
|P111||N50||Sri Muda||Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei||PKR (PR)|
National education is under the purview of the Petaling District Education Office. As of 2005, there were 99 national type primary schools, 16 national type (Chinese) primary schools, 16 national type (Tamil) primary schools, 65 national type secondary schools, one technical secondary school and one special education school.