Klang District

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Klang District
District of Malaysia
Location of Klang District
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Klang
Government
 • Sultan's Representative Abdul Ghani Pateh Akhir
 • District Officer Mohd. Zainal Mohd. Nor[1]
Area
 • Total 626.78 km2 (242.00 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 861,189
 • Density 1,354/km2 (3,510/sq mi)

The Klang District (Malay: Daerah Klang) is an administrative district in Selangor, Malaysia. The district consists of two sub-districts (Malay: mukim) namely Klang and Kapar that covers 626.78 square km of land with 53.75 km of coastline.[2] Its principal city is Klang, though the district does not administer the city. The city of Shah Alam is partly within Klang District. The Klang River flows through the Klang district and end near Port Klang. Klang district is situated near the Straits Of Malacca in the Selangor state. Klang district has many islands such as Pulau Klang, Pulau Indah, Pulau Chet Mat Zin, Pulau Ketam, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Rusa, Pulau Selat Kering and Pulau Pintu Gedong.[2]

History[edit]

In addition to its present-day territory, Klang district before 1974 also included the mukims (communes or sub-districts) of Bukit Raja and Damansara, which covered what is today Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Kelana Jaya. In 1974, after Kuala Lumpur was made a Federal Territory, the subdistricts of Damansara and Bukit Raja joined with Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Sungai Buloh to form the Petaling District.[3] [4]

Demographics[edit]

In 1980, the census figures for the 3 main ethnic groups in the Klang District were: Malays 105,195, Chinese 119,186, and Indians 54,159.[5] The following are the 2010 census figures for Klang District, which include the city of Klang, Port Klang and part of Shah Alam.[6]

Ethnic Group 2010
Number %
Malay 376,606 43.73%
Other Bumiputras 12,620 1.46%
Chinese 225,425 26.18%
Indian 165,382 19.20%
Others 4,179 0.49%
Malaysian total 784,212 91.06%
Non-Malaysian 76,977 8.94%
Total 861,189 100.00%

Settlements[edit]

Electoral districts[edit]

The electoral divisions within the Klang District for the Selangor State Assembly and Malaysian house of Parliament:[7][8]

Subdistricts[edit]

Klang District is divided into two mukims or subdistricts, with Kapar denoting areas north of Klang River (Kapar itself is also the name of a town), and Klang covering area south of the river (Klang city itself includes areas both north and south of the river).[9]

Kapar[edit]

Klang Utara

Klang (South)[edit]

Klang Selatan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YBrs. Tuan Haji Mohd Zainal bin Mohd Nor, A.M.S.". selangor.gov.my. 
  2. ^ a b "BACKGROUND". luas.gov.my. 
  3. ^ "Peta Mukim Negeri Selangor". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Soil Maps of the World - Peninsular Malaysia". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Katiman Rostam. "Population Change of the Klang-Langat Extended Metropolitan Region, Maalaysia, 1957-2000" (PDF). Akademika. 79 (1): 1–18. 
  6. ^ "Taburan Penduduk Dan Ciri-Ciri Asas Demografi 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Peta Sempadan Dewan Negeri Selangor Daerah Klang". Pejabat Daerah / Tanah Klang. 
  8. ^ "Peta Sempadan Kawasan Parlimen Daerah Klang". Pejabat Daerah / Tanah Klang. 
  9. ^ "Persempadanan Mukim". Pejabat Daerah / Tanah Klang. 

Coordinates: 3°05′N 101°25′E / 3.083°N 101.417°E / 3.083; 101.417