Kerian District

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Kerian District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Kerian
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 吉辇县
 • Tamil கிரியான்
Location of Kerian District in Perak
Location of Kerian District in Perak
Kerian District is located in Malaysia District
Kerian District
Kerian District
Location of Kerian District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°0′N 100°30′E / 5.000°N 100.500°E / 5.000; 100.500Coordinates: 5°0′N 100°30′E / 5.000°N 100.500°E / 5.000; 100.500
Country  Malaysia
State  Perak
Seat Parit Buntar
Local area government(s) Kerian District Council
(Main place)
Taiping Municipal Council
(Southerneast part)
Government
 • District officer Sabli Bakri[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 921.47 km2 (355.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 176,683
 • Estimate (2015)[4] 190,700
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 34200-34400
Calling code +6-05
Vehicle registration plates A

The Kerian District (alternately Krian) is an administrative district in Perak, Malaysia. It covers the northwestern corner of Perak, bordering the states of Penang and Kedah to the north; the main town of Parit Buntar is located a mere 37 km (23 mi) southeast of George Town, Penang's capital city.

Due to its closer proximity to Penang, much of Kerian is also part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation.

The district is one of the main rice-growing areas in Perak.[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kerian District is divided into eight mukims, which are:[6]

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Kerian , 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 130,903 74.8%
Chinese 30,517 17.3%
Indian 13,893 8.1%
Others 1,395 0.2%
Total 176,683 100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P57 Parit Buntar Mujahid Yusof Rawa Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P58 Bagan Serai Noor Azmi Ghazali Independent (IND)[7]


List of Kerian district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P57 N8 Titi Serong Hasnul Zulkarnain Bin Abd Munaim Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P57 N9 Kuala Kurau Abdul Yunus Jamahri Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P58 N10 Alor Pongsu Sham Mat Sahat Barisan Nasional (BN)
P58 N11 Gunong Semanggol Razman Bin Zakaria PAS
P58 N12 Selinsing Mohamad Noor Bin Dawoo Barisan Nasional (BN)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Kerian - Perutusan Pegawai Daerah". pdtkerian.perak.gov.my. 
  2. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). 
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316. 
  5. ^ ASLIE, A. MALEK. "6 tan sehektar". M.utudasn.com.my. Retrieved 2017-02-24. 
  6. ^ "Prof@ail.daerah" (PDF). Apps.water.gov.my. Retrieved 2017-02-24. 
  7. ^ https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/24/bagan-serai-mp-quits-umno/

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