Central Malacca District

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Central Malacca District
District of Malaysia
Location of Central Malacca District
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Malacca.svg Malacca
Seat Malacca City
Government
 • District officer Roslan bin Ibrahim
Area
 • Total 304 km2 (117 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 455,300
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Area code(s) 06

The Central Malacca District is a district in the state of Malacca, Malaysia. The capital of Malacca state, Malacca City, is in this district. This district is the major destination of tourists in Malacca as most historical spots are situated within it.[1]

Government[edit]

Central Malacca District and Land Office

Central Malacca is administrated by the two local authorities, which are Historical Malacca City Council (Malay: Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB)) and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya (MPHTJ)).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Central Malacca consists of 30 mukim, 44 towns and 95 villages.[2]

Mukims in Central Malacca are:

Federal parliament and state assembly seats[edit]

Melaka Tengah, Melaka Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts

Demographics[edit]

There are around more than 503,000 residents in Central Malacca, which composes of 303,000 Malays (58%), 169,000 Chinese (32%), 22,000 Indians (4%) and others..

Economy[edit]

Taman Tasik Utama Industrial Area

The main economy sector of the district is industry, in which Cental Malacca has ten industrial areas with a total area of 1,309 hectares. The second most important economy sector for the district is tourism, where the major tourist attractions are located at Malacca City, Ayer Keroh and Besar Island. The third most important economy sector is agriculture, in which 55% of Central Malacca area is used for rubber plantation, palm oil plantation and rice fields.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

For primary and secondary education, there are 87 primary schools and 35 high schools in Central Malacca. For higher education, colleges and universities in the district are Technical University of Malaysia Malacca, Malacca Foundation College, Malacca Malay Female Teacher's Institute, Malacca Industrial Institute and Multimedia University.

Libraries[edit]

The Malacca Public Library at Bukit Baru is the state library of Malacca. Another libraries are located at the Malacca State Mosque and Jonker Street.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Galleries[edit]

Galleries in Central Malacca are Bee Gallery Malacca, Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho, Jehan Chan Art Gallery, Macau Gallery Malacca and Malacca Art Gallery.

Museums[edit]

Museums in Central Malacca are Aborigines Museum, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Beauty Museum, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Chitty Museum, Democratic Government Museum, Education Museum, Governor's Museum, History and Ethnography Museum, Kite Museum, Malacca Al-Quran Museum, Malacca Islamic Museum, Malacca Literature Museum, Malacca Stamp Museum, Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, Malacca UMNO Museum, Malay and Islamic World Museum, Malaysia Architecture Museum, Malaysia Prison Museum, Malaysia Youth Museum, Maritime Museum, People's Museum, Pulau Besar Museum, Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum, Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, Submarine Museum, Toy Museum and World's Bees Museum.

Nature[edit]

Nature-related tourist attractions in Central Malacca are Malacca Tropical Fruit Farm and Sungai Udang Recreational Forest.

Transportation[edit]

There are two major roads in Central Malacca, which are 830 km state roads and 87 km federal roads.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°19′35″N 102°20′45″E / 2.3265°N 102.3457°E / 2.3265; 102.3457