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: Alor Gajah Dynamic - Progressive - Holistic
(Malay: Alor Gajah Dinamik - Progresif - Holistik)
Location in Malaysia
Location in Malaysia
Alor Gajah is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah
Location in Malaysia
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  Malacca
District Alor Gajah District
Granted city status 2003
Government
 • Type Alor Gajah Municipal Council
 • District Officer Hj. Murad Bin Husin
Population (2010)[1]
 • Alor Gajah Town 21,267
 • Demonym Alor Gajahan
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 78xxx
Area code(s) +6065 (landline only)
Vehicle registration M
Website www.mpag.gov.my

Alor Gajah is a town and district seat of Alor Gajah District, Melaka, Malaysia. It located on north part of Melaka state. According to 2010 estimates had 21,267 inhabitants. It is 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)
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
(7.472)
210.1
(8.272)
273.5
(10.768)
298.9
(11.768)
243.1
(9.571)
128.7
(5.067)
141.1
(5.555)
168.9
(6.65)
198.1
(7.799)
280.1
(11.028)
330.3
(13.004)
261.2
(10.283)
2,723.8
(107.236)
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

Alor Gajah Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah) is the local municipal council in charge of this town.

Demographics[edit]

total 166,600

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

Landmarks[edit]

Economy[edit]

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. Besides, other government healthcare facilities include:

  • Clinics
  • Dental Clinics

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]