Kota Tinggi District

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Kota Tinggi District
Daerah Kota Tinggi
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiدايره كوتا تيڠڬي
 • Chinese哥打丁宜县
 • Tamilகோத்தா திங்கி
Flag of Kota Tinggi District
Location of Kota Tinggi District in Johor
Location of Kota Tinggi District in Johor
Kota Tinggi District is located in Malaysia
Kota Tinggi District
Kota Tinggi District
Location of Kota Tinggi District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 1°44′N 103°54′E / 1.733°N 103.900°E / 1.733; 103.900Coordinates: 1°44′N 103°54′E / 1.733°N 103.900°E / 1.733; 103.900
Country Malaysia
State Johor
SeatKota Tinggi
Local area government(s)Kota Tinggi District Council
Pengerang Municipal Council
Government
 • District officerHazlina binti Jalil[1]
Area
 • Total2,737.63 km2 (1,057.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total187,824
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postcode
81xxx
Calling code+6-07
Vehicle registration platesJ

Kota Tinggi District is a district in the Malaysian state of Johor. It is the largest district in the state with an area of 3,488.7 square kilometres (1,347.0 sq mi).[4] The population was 187,824 in 2010. The principal town is Kota Tinggi.[5]

Geography[edit]

The district has an area of 3,482 km2. It is the largest district in Johor which covers 18.34% of the state area.[6]

Main rivers that pass through the district are Johor River, Lebam River, Santi River, Sedili Besar River and Sedili Kecil River.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 174,425—    
2000 192,336+10.3%
2010 187,824−2.3%
2020 222,382+18.4%
Source: [8]

According to the 2010 census,[3] the population was 187,824 with 52.6% males and 47.4% females. In terms of citizenship, 91.2% were citizens and 8.8% were non-citizens. In terms of race among the citizens, 85.4% were bumiputeras (out of which 98.9% were Malays), 11% were Chinese, 3.3% were Indians, and 0.3% were other than the aforementioned races.

Ethnic composition of Kota Tinggi District (2010)
Ethnicities / Nationality Percentage
Malays
77.09%
Other Bumiputeras
0.84%
Chinese
10.02%
Indians
2.98%
Others
0.3%
Non-Malaysians
8.77%
Ethnicity 2010
Pop. %
Malays 144800 77.09%
Other Bumiputeras 1580 0.84%
Chinese 18817 10.02%
Indians 5592 2.98%
Others 567 0.3%
Malaysian total 171356 91.23%
Non-Malaysian 16468 8.77%
Total 187824 100.00%


Governance[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of mukims of Kota Tinggi District

The district land is subdivided into 10 administrative mukims:

Mukim Area (ha)[4] Population
(2010)[3]
Johor Lama 20,255 9,859
Kambau 19,817 2,302
Kota Tinggi 38,198 62,976
Pantai Timur 22,923 8,258
Pengerang 19,040 15,169
Sedili Besar 20,282 10,403
Sedili Kecil 32,391 14,288
Tanjung Surat 34,221 25,176
Ulu Sungai Johor 91,448 33,554
Ulu Sungai Sedili Besar 50,068 5,839

Local governments[edit]

Kota Tinggi District Council

The district is governed by two local authorities (Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan), namely Kota Tinggi District Council (Majlis Daerah Kota Tinggi) and Pengerang Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Pengerang).[9] Kota Tinggi District Council mainly governs the northern part of the district and encompasses the mukims of Kambau, Kota Tinggi, Sedili Besar, Ulu Sungai Johor and Ulu Sungai Sedili Besar. Meanwhile, Pengerang Municipal Council governs the southern part and encompasses the mukims of Johor Lama, Pantai Timur, Pengerang, Sedili Kecil and Tanjung Surat.

Federal and state representatives[edit]

List of Kota Tinggi district representatives in the federal legislature Dewan Rakyat:

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P155 Tenggara Manndzri Nasib Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P156 Kota Tinggi Mohamed Khaled Nordin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P157 Pengerang Azalina Othman Said Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

List of Kota Tinggi district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri):

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P155 N34 Panti Hahasrin Hashim Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P155 N35 Pasir Raja Rashidah Ismail Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P156 N36 Sedili Muszaidi Makmor Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P156 N37 Johor Lama Norliza Noh Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P157 N38 Penawar Fauziah Misri Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P157 N39 Tanjung Surat Aznan Tamin Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

Towns[edit]

The primary towns in the district include:

Economy[edit]

The main economy activities in the district are ecotourism, agriculture, biotechnology, petrochemical and oil and gas.[10] 60% of the district land is used for agriculture purpose.[7] In Desaru, currently the Johor state government is developing an integrated tourism area which spreads over an area of 1,578 hectares.[11]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The district is served by TransJohor public buses linking Kota Tinggi Town to Larkin Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru City and also other destinations within the district, such as Bandar Penawar.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammad Ali, Khairul (27 January 2021). "Johor lantik wanita kedua jadi Pegawai Daerah" [Johor appointed second women as district officer]. Utusan (in Malay). Iskandar Puteri. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Profil Daerah Kota Tinggi". Pentadbiran Tanah Johor (in Malay). Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru. 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  3. ^ a b c POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY LOCAL AUTHORITY AREAS AND MUKIMS 2010. Department of Statistics, Malaysia. pp. 231, 240. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Profil Daerah". ptj.johor.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  5. ^ Prashant K. Srivastava; Prem Chandra Pandey; Pavan Kumar; Akhilesh Singh Raghubanshi; Dawei Han, eds. (2016). Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Applications. CRC Press. ISBN 978-13-153-5382-1.
  6. ^ "Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Negeri Johor" (PDF). Plan Malaysia @ Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/J@K_LPD_JUN_Kota%20Tinggi.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  11. ^ "State govt's moves set to give Johor economy a boost". The Sun Daily. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Bus Routes And Schedule". Pengangkutan Awam Johor. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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