Alor Gajah

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Alor Gajah

Bandar Alor Gajah
Town
Alor Gajah Town.JPG
Flag of Alor Gajah
Flag
Official seal of Alor Gajah
Seal
Motto(s): 
Alor Gajah Dynamic - Progressive - Holistic
(Malay: Alor Gajah Dinamik - Progresif - Holistik)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left) Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left)
Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Alor Gajah is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left)
Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667
Country Malaysia
State Melaka
DistrictAlor Gajah District
Granted city status2003
Government
 • TypeAlor Gajah Municipal Council
 • District OfficerHj. Murad Bin Husin
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Alor Gajah Town21,267
 • Demonym
Alor Gajahan
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
78xxx
Area code(s)+6065 (landline only)
Vehicle registrationM
Websitewww.mpag.gov.my

Alor Gajah is a town and district seat of Alor Gajah District, Melaka, Malaysia. It located in the north part of Melaka state. According to 2010 estimates it has 21,267 inhabitants. It is situated 28 m above sea level.

Name[edit]

Alor Gajah used to be one of the forest areas believed to be the routes (Malay: alor) for wild elephants (Malay: gajah).[2]

History[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alor Gajah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
32.8
(91.0)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23.8
(74.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 189.8
(7.47)
210.1
(8.27)
273.5
(10.77)
298.9
(11.77)
243.1
(9.57)
128.7
(5.07)
141.1
(5.56)
168.9
(6.65)
198.1
(7.80)
280.1
(11.03)
330.3
(13.00)
261.2
(10.28)
2,723.8
(107.24)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 12 16 16 14 9 10 11 13 17 18 15 162
Source: Climate Data[3]

Governance[edit]

Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah
Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah (MBMB) seal
Type
Type
History
Founded1 July 1978
Meeting place
Alor Gajah, Malacca
Website
www.mpag.gov.my
Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Alor Gajah Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah) is the local authority of Alor Gajah town. Alor Gajah District Council was reorganized in accordance with the Local Government Act, 1976 (Act 171) with effect from 1 July 1978. This restructuring includes all the Alor Gajah district. Next Alor Gajah District Council was upgraded to the Alor Gajah Municipal Council on 1 May 2003. Alor Gajah Municipal Council is a local authority that provides municipal services as well as developing infrastructure and social facilities for residents in Alor Gajah by:

  • Repairing and upgrading infrastructure and services in general.
  • Encouraging the involvement of the private sector in population and development program Municipality.
  • Orienting the Alor Gajah Municipal Council to excellence through a culture of excellence.
  • Managing economic resources efficiently and ensuring the direction and trend of development in line with the state and national policies.

Administrative areas have been developed simultaneously with the overall development of the state of Malacca, with the main emphasis on the sectors of industry, tourism and agriculture. The existence of infrastructure is also accelerating the inflow of domestic and foreign investors to invest and create job opportunities for the local community.

Demographics[edit]

Total: 166,600

  • Malay: 119,200
  • Chinese: 24,500
  • Indian: 14,300
  • Others: 8600

Landmarks[edit]

Economy[edit]

Alor Gajah is home to Honda Malaysia's car manufacturing plant,[4] assembling cars for the local market and also selected automotive parts for Honda's overall ASEAN market.

Transport[edit]

Education[edit]

  • MARA University of Technology (UiTM; Malay: Universiti Teknologi MARA) Alor Gajah Campus, Lendu
  • University College Agroscience Malaysia (UCAM), Ayer Pa'abas
  • University College Islamic Melaka (KUIM; Malay: Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka) Kuala Sungai Baru
  • University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Taboh Naning Campus, Taboh Naning
  • Malaysian Maritime Academy (ALAM; Malay: Akademi Laut Malaysia) Kuala Sungai Baru
  • Masjid Tanah Community College (Malay: Kolej Komuniti Masjid Tanah), Masjid Tanah
  • Advanced Technology Training Center (ADTEC; Malay: Pusat Latihan Teknologi Tinggi) Alor Gajah, Taboh Naning
  • MARA College of High Skills (Malay: Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA) Masjid Tanah
  • National Youth Institute of High Skills (IKTBN; Malay: Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara) Masjid Tanah
  • Yayasan Alor Gajah College of Technology (KT-YAGA; Malay: Kolej Teknologi Yayasan Alor Gajah) Alor Gajah
  • Melaka Matriculation College, (Malay: Kolej Matrikulasi Melaka) Londang
  • Poultry Institute of Technology (ITU; Malay: Institut Teknologi Unggas) Alor Gajah, Masjid Tanah

Tourist attractions[edit]

Health[edit]

Alor Gajah boasts a new government hospital, Alor Gajah Hospital, which replaced the old one that was fast becoming insufficient to meet the needs of the growing population.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2016-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Climate Data Org — Alor Gajah". Climate Data Org. Retrieved 16 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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