Sepang

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Sepang
District of Malaysia
Location of Sepang
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Salak Tinggi
Government
 • District officer Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya
Area
 • Total 612 km2 (236 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 212,050
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)

Sepang is a town and district located in the southern part of the state of Selangor in Malaysia. Formerly a small town, Sepang grew to several recent[when?] developments.[citation needed] Sepang District covers an area of 612 square kilometres, and had a population of 212,050 at the 2010 Census (provisional result); it is perhaps best known for hosting the Sepang International Circuit and as the site of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which serves Kuala Lumpur.

Bagan Lalang in Sepang District is the location of another development which will develop an eco-friendly tourist destination by Sepang Goldcoast.

The Sepang F1 International Circuit is the home of the Malaysian Grand Prix which is the Malaysian leg of the Formula One race and the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

The district of Sepang is also famous for the township of Cyberjaya, which is also known as the Silicon Valley of Malaysia vis-à-vis its association with the MSC Malaysia. Currently, over 250 multinational companies are located in Cyberjaya. The capital of Sepang district is Salak Tinggi, which took over from Sepang town.

Geography[edit]

Sepang district is situated in the southern part of Selangor. It shares its border with Kuala Langat to the west, Petaling to the north, Hulu Langat to the northeast and the state of Negeri Sembilan to the east. Sepang also completely surrounds Putrajaya which is a Federal Territory.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sepang KLIA Precipitation In 2013 (Mean Rainfall : 2009-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Precipitation mm (inches) 204
(8.03)
201.5
(7.933)
93.6
(3.685)
89.3
(3.516)
32
(1.26)
4.4
(0.173)
130.2
(5.126)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
755
(29.723)
Rainfall mm (inches) 151.5
(5.965)
115.3
(4.539)
203.1
(7.996)
192.5
(7.579)
107.1
(4.217)
66.8
(2.63)
131.9
(5.193)
148.6
(5.85)
220.7
(8.689)
252.8
(9.953)
274
(10.79)
165
(6.5)
2,029.3
(79.901)
Source: Malaysian Meteorological Department

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

Sepang, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P102 Serdang Ong Kian Ming Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 Sepang Mohamed Hanipa bin Maidin Pakatan Rakyat (PR)


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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P102 N26 Bangi Mohd Shafie bin Ngah Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 N54 Tanjung Sepat Mohd Haslin bin Hassan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P113 N55 Dengkil Shahrum bin Mohd Sharif Barisan Nasional (BN)
P113 N56 Sungai Pelek Lai Nyuk Lan Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

Economy[edit]

AirAsia, a Malaysian passenger airline;[1] MASkargo, a cargo airline;[2] and Malaysia Airports, the Malaysian Airport authority; are headquartered on the property of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang.[3] Malaysia Airlines operates its Flight Management Building at KLIA.[4]

Pig farm[edit]

After the opposition took over Selangor in the 2008 general election, the state has seen rapid development in the agriculture sector, through the introduction of a mega-project pig farm that will cost the state government RM100 million. This project has received a lukewarm reception from the citizens of Sepang.[5]

As of 29 November 2008, the proposal of the project is still on and will be developed in spite of the protests by the citizens of this area.[6][7]

Mega projects[edit]

Project Type
Sepang International Circuit International Circuit
Kuala Lumpur International Airport International Airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan Tien Hin. "AirAsia Has Record Drop on Loss, Analyst Downgrade." Bloomberg L.P.. 1 December 2008. Retrieved on 27 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Location Map." MASkargo. Retrieved on 22 February 2010. "Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn. Bhd. 1M, Zone C, Advanced Cargo Centre KLIA Free Commercial Zone, Southern Support Zone Kuala Lumpur International Airport 64000 Sepang Selangor, Malaysia "
  3. ^ "Contact Information." Malaysia Airports. Retrieved on 23 May 2011. "Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad Malaysia Airports Corporate Office, Persiaran Korporat KLIA, 64000 KLIA, Sepang, Selangor."
  4. ^ "Contact." Malaysia Airlines. Retrieved on 31 October 2012. "MAS Golden Boutiques Sdn. Bhd. 1st Floor, MAS Flight Management Building 64000 Sepang, Kuala Lumpur International Airport Selangor, Malaysia"
  5. ^ Concern over Sepang pig farm. The Malaysian Bar. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  6. ^ Minister wants review of RM100m pig farm for Sepang. The Malaysian Insider. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  7. ^ RM100m Pig Farm Stays in Sepang Standards Malaysia. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-07-01.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 2°49′N 101°44′E / 2.817°N 101.733°E / 2.817; 101.733