Bagan Datuk District

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Bagan Datuk District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Bagan Datuk
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 峇眼拿督县
 • Tamil பாகான் டத்தோ
Location of Bagan Datuk District in Perak
Location of Bagan Datuk District in Perak
Bagan Datuk District is located in Malaysia District
Bagan Datuk District
Bagan Datuk District
Location of Bagan Datuk District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°55′N 100°55′E / 3.917°N 100.917°E / 3.917; 100.917Coordinates: 3°55′N 100°55′E / 3.917°N 100.917°E / 3.917; 100.917
Country  Malaysia
State  Perak
Seat Bagan Datuk
Local area government(s) Bagan Datuk Municipal Council[1]
Government
 • District officer Hamzah Hussin[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 951.52 km2 (367.38 sq mi)
Population (2016)[4]
 • Total 70,300
 • Estimate (2015)[5] 71,300
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode 36100-36400
Calling code +6-05
Vehicle registration plates A

The Bagan Datuk District (Malay: Daerah Bagan Datuk) is the most southwest district in Perak, Malaysia. It covers an area of 951 square kilometres, and had a population about of 70,300. The district is bordered by Perak River which separates Manjung and Central Perak in the north, Bernam River which separates Sabak Bernam in the state of Selangor in the south, Muallim and Hilir Perak in the northeast. The capital of this district is Bagan Datuk town. Other localities that are situated in the district include Hutan Melintang, Rungkup and planned city “Bagan Datuk Water City (BDWC)”[6]. Bagan Datuk is well known for the largest source of coconuts in Perak.[7]

History[edit]

Bagan Datuk was founded initially at a different site at Batu 11/2 at Kampung Pasang Api. The current area where Bagan Datuk lies was previously referred to as Sungai Keling.[7]

In January 2016, Bagan Datoh was declared an autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil) of Perak after the approval from Sultan of Perak, Menteri Besar of Perak and the state secretary.[8] On 15 June 2016, Bagan Datoh was upgraded into a full district, detaching it from Hilir Perak (Teluk Intan). Teluk Intan however retains responsibility for the municipal works in the new district.[9] In August 2016, Sembilan Island was incorporated to Bagan Datoh District from Manjung District.[10]

On 29 December 2016, it was announced that Bagan Datoh will be renamed to Bagan Datuk starting 9 January 2017.[11]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Bagan Datoh District is divided into 4 mukims, which are:[12]

The district also consist of 46 villages along with 8 Chinese fishing villages.[12][4]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P73 Pasir Salak Tajuddin Abdul Rahman Barisan National (UMNO)
P75 Bagan Datok Ahmad Zahid Hamidi Barisan National (UMNO)
P76 Telok Intan Nga Kor Ming Democratic Action Party (DAP)


List of Bagan Datuk district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P73 N49 Kampong Gajah Wan Norashikin binti Wan Noordin Barisan National (UMNO)
P75 N53 Rungkup Shahrul Zaman Yahya Barisan National (UMNO)
P75 N54 Hutan Melintang Khairuddin bin Tarmizi Barisan National (UMNO)
P76 N56 Changkat Jong Mohd Azhar Jamaluddin Barisan National (UMNO)

See also[edit]

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