Kerian River

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Kerian River
Native name Sungai Kerian
Country Perak, Malaysia
Basin features
Main source Bintang Range
River mouth Kampung Sungai Udang, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang
Basin size 1,420 km2 (550 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 90 km (56 mi)

Kerian River (Malay: Sungai Kerian) is a river in the northern part of the Malaysian state of Perak. The river originates from the Bintang Range. It flows westerly and discharges into the Straits of Melaka. The main tributaries are Selama River, Ijok River, Samagagah River and Ulu Mengkuang River.


Kerian River flows through the town of Parit Buntar, Perak, Nibong Tebal, Penang and Bandar Baharu, Kedah.


  • March 2015 - Thousand of catfish and mayong fish were found dead at Kampung Jajar, Jalan Trans Kerian.[2] The reason of the incidents are yet to be investigated.

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Coordinates: 5°10′N 100°25′E / 5.167°N 100.417°E / 5.167; 100.417