Kuala Langat District
|Kuala Langat District
|District of Malaysia|
|State||Selangor Darul Ehsan|
|• Sultan's Representative||Raja Uzair Tengku Zainon Rashid Shah|
|• District Officer||Rosli Othman|
|• Council President||Mohd. Azhar Mohamed Ali|
|• Total||885 km2 (342 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
The Kuala Langat District is a district of Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated in the southwestern part of Selangor. It covers an area of 885 square kilometres, and had a population of 222,261 at the 2010 Census (provisional result). It is bordered by the districts of Klang to the north and Sepang to the east. Its southern border forms part of Selangor's border with the state of Negeri Sembilan. The Strait of Malacca forms its western border.
Kuala Langat is also a constituency providing one parliamentary seat to the Dewan Rakyat and three state seats to the Selangor State Assembly. The parliamentary constituency has 66,515 voters, made up of 36,751 Malays, 17,354 Chinese, 12,297 Indians and 113 others. The three state seats are Sijangkang, Telok Datuk and Morib.
Kuala Langat is famous for its agricultural produce, industries that recycle scrap metal, home stay programmes for tourists and for its National Space Centre in Kanchong Darat.
Fishermen's jetties along the Langat River in Kuala Langat are where people from Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya go to for a quick weekend getaway to enjoy fresh seafood and a breeze blowing in their faces.
Cooked in Chinese, Javanese or Indian style, the fresh seafood attracts foreign tourists and those from neighbouring districts.
Kanchong Darat is popular with Kuala Lumpur chefs from five star hotels who buy vegetables and poultry from the farms as well as seafood from fishermen at the jetties.
Putrajaya and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), linked by new highways, have become the catalyst for Kuala Langat’s development. Road networks and infrastructure in the district are good, making it viable for manufacturers to transport their finished goods on freight trucks to Kuala Lumpur, KLIA and Port Klang.
The Telok Panglima Garang Free Trade Zone, industries manufacturing electronic components and car parts have created many job opportunities for locals.
Kuala Langat will continue to boom and change its image with the Klang Valley Two development that would be completed by 2015.
Morib is being moulded into an education hub and that plans were afoot to set up a few educational institutions in Jugra. Currently there is the Kuala Langat Community College and Industrial Training Institute. Other institutions being built are a matriculation college, a polytechnic and a Mara skills training institute.
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of Kuala Langat district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P112||Kuala Langat||Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P113||Sepang||Mohamed Hanipa Maidin||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
List of Kuala Langat district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P112||N51||Sijangkang||Ahmad Yunus Hairi||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P112||N52||Teluk Datuk||Loh Chee Heng||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P112||N53||Morib||Hasnul Baharuddin||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P113||N54||Tanjong Sepat||Mohd Haslin Hassan||Pakatan Rakyat (PR)|
|P113||N55||Dengkil||Shahrum Mohd Sharif||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
- Kuala Langat also set to become an education hub, The Star, March 6, 2008.
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