Districts of Malaysia

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This article is about districts in Malaysia for the purpose of land administration and revenue. For local government purpose, see List of local governments in Malaysia. For electoral purpose, see List of Malaysian electoral districts.

District (Malay: Daerah; Jajahan in Kelantan) is a type of administrative division below the state level in Malaysia.

In Peninsular Malaysia, a district is a subdivision of a state. A mukim is a subdivision of a district. The mukim is however of less importance with respect to the administration of land.

In East Malaysia, a district is a subdivision of a division of a state.[1] For example, Tuaran is a district within the West Coast Division of Sabah. A district is usually named after the main town or its administrative capital; for example, the town of Sandakan is the capital of the Sandakan District, as well as the capital of Sandakan Division. In Sarawak, some districts are further divided into sub-districts (daerah kecil; literally "small district") before the mukim level.

An administrative district can be distinguished from a local government area where the former deals with land administration and revenue while the latter deals with the planning and delivery of basic infrastructure to its inhabitants. Administrative district boundaries are usually coextensive with local government area boundaries but may sometimes differ especially in urbanised areas.

Peninsular Malaysia[edit]


Districts in Johor




Negeri Sembilan[edit]


Districts in Pahang


Districts in Penang


Districts in Perak




Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur[edit]


East Malaysia[edit]


Districts and divisions in Sabah


Federal Territory of Labuan[edit]

  • North
    • Batu Manikar, Pohon Batu, Ganggarak / Merinding, Tanjung Aru, Lajau, Lubok Temiang, Bukit Kuda
  • West
    • Layang-Layangan, Sungai Labu, Bukit Kalam, Kilan / Kilan Pulau Akar, Sungai Bangat
  • South
    • Sungai Buton, Sungai Bedaun / Sungai Sembilang, Sungai Miri / Pagar, Belukut, Bebuloh, Sungai Lada
  • Victoria Town / East
    • Pantai, Durian Tunjung, Batu Arang, Gersik / Saguking / Jawa / Parit, Patau-Patau 1, Patau-Patau 2, Sungai Keling, Rancha-Rancha, Nagalang / Kerupang

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Malaysia Districts". Statoids.com. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Samuel Aubrey (12 April 2015). "Serian now a division". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 15 May 2015. 

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