Bukit Mertajam

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Bukit Mertajam
بوکيت مرتاجم
Nickname(s): BM
Bukit Mertajam is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Bukit Mertajam
Bukit Mertajam
Location in Peninsular Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°22′0″N 100°28′0″E / 5.36667°N 100.46667°E / 5.36667; 100.46667
Country Malaysia
State Penang
District Central Seberang Perai
 • Local government Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai
(Seberang Perai Municipal Council)
 • Tuan Yang DiPertua MPSP Maimunah binti Mohd. Sharif
 • Member of Parliament Steven Sim Chee Keong
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 14000
International dialling cod e prefix +6045 (landline only)
Website www.mpsp.gov.my

Bukit Mertajam is a town in Central Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia.


The town of Bukit Mertajam is named after the nearby hill with the highest peak at 547 m above sea level. The hill is named after the Mertajam tree (Lepisanthes rubiginosa). It is a tree with white flowers that can grow up to 5-12 m tall. [1][better source needed]


It is located in Central Seberang Perai, in the state of Penang, with Butterworth to the northwest, Penanti to the north, Simpang Ampat to the south and Kulim to the east, and Perai to the west. The town is located about 9 km to the east of the coastline and about 336 km north of Kuala Lumpur.[2]

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Coordinates: 5°22′N 100°28′E / 5.367°N 100.467°E / 5.367; 100.467