|District of Malaysia|
Location of Gombak District in Selangor Darul Ehsan
|Seat||Bandar Baru Selayang|
|Local area government(s)||
Selayang Municipal Council|
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council
|• District officer||Amirul Azizan Abdul Rahim|
|• Sultan's Representative||Wan Mahmood Pawanteh|
|• Total||650.08 km2 (251.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC+8)|
|Postcode||48xxx, 52xxx-54xxx, 68xxx|
|Calling code||+6-03-41, +6-03-60, +6-03-61, +6-3-62|
|Vehicle registration plates||B|
The Gombak District is an administrative district located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The district was created on February 1, 1974, the same day when Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. Until 1997, Rawang was the district capital; the capital has been moved to Bandar Baru Selayang. Gombak borders Kuala Lumpur to the southeast and the Genting Highlands to the east. Both Gombak and Kuala Lumpur, along with some other districts in Selangor, are situated within the Klang Valley. Other localities that are situated in Gombak district include Batu Arang, Kuang, Rawang, Bandar Kundang, Gombak Town, Selayang, Kepong and Hulu Kelang.
The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM/UIAM) main campus is also located here as well as the Batu Caves. Gombak is also home to an aboriginal Orang Asli settlement, and it is the site of the Orang Asli Museum.
Gombak (town) also refers to as a locality (town/area/suburb) in the northern and central portion of the Setapak subdistrict (both in Gombak and Kuala Lumpur). Before 1974, Gombak was a town before it became a district. Gombak was home to the settlements of the first Minangkabau immigrants in the 1800s and was established soon after. Old mosques in the Gombak area such as the Masjid Lama Batu 6 Gombak are still standing to this day. Today, Gombak can be referred to both the town and district itself but the local's usually refers Gombak as the town, not the district.
Gombak District is divided into 4 mukims, which are:
Gombak is partly administrated by two different local governments completely within it, which fall under the state jurisdiction, not the district:
- Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (among Ampang city area)
- Selayang Municipal Council (other parts of the district)
The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.
|Ethnic groups in Gombak , 2010 census|
National education is under the purview of the Gombak District Education Office. As of 2014, there were 53 national type primary schools, eight national type (Chinese) primary schools, seven national type (Tamil) primary schools, 30 national type secondary schools (SMK), two national type secondary boarding schools (SM Berasrama Penuh), two national type secondary Islam religious school (SM Agama) and two national type secondary vocational schools (Kolej Vokasional)
Gombak has a large amount of recreational area and tourist attraction.
- Batu Caves
- Forest Research Institute Malaysia
- Batu Dam, Ulu Yam
- Orang Asli Museum
- Hutan Lipur Bukit Langong, Selayang
- Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua, Selayang
- Kancing Forest Park, Rawang
- Commonwealth Forest Park, Rawang
- Templer Park
- Tasik Biru Kundang, Kundang
- National Zoo of Malaysia
- Klang Gates Dam
- Batu Asah Waterfall, Hulu Kelang
- Ampang Forest Reserve, Hulu Kelang
- Bird Sanctuary, Bandar Tasik Puteri
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of Gombak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P97||Selayang||William Leong Jee Keen||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P98||Gombak||Mohamed Azmin Ali||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P99||Ampang||Zuraida Kamarudin||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P107||Subang||Sivarasa K. Rasiah||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
List of Gombak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P97||N13||Kuang||Abdul Shukur Idrus||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
|P97||N14||Rawang||Gan Pei Nei||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P97||N15||Taman Templer||Zaidy Abdul Talib||PAS|
|P98||N16||Batu Caves||Amirudin Shari||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P98||N17||Gombak Setia||Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan||PAS|
|P98||N18||Hulu Kelang||Saari Sungib||Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)|
|P99||N19||Bukit Antarabangsa||Mohamed Azmin Ali||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P99||N20||Lembah Jaya||Khasim Abdul Aziz||PAS|
|P107||N38||Paya Jaras||Mohd Khairuddin Othman||PAS|
The district is considered the main gateway to the east coast states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, as the Gombak Toll Plaza, which is the beginning of the East Coast Expressway is located here. The old Gombak–Bentong road also runs through here before terminating in Bentong, Pahang.
Meanwhile, the PLUS Expressway also runs through Gombak district, providing exits to Rawang and Bukit Beruntung.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gombak.|
- "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Perutusan Pegawai Daerah Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my.
- "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Orang Besar Daerah Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my.
- "Portal Rasmi PDT Gombak Profil Gombak". www2.selangor.gov.my.
- "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.