Kuala Muda District

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Kuala Muda District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Kuala Muda
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 瓜拉姆达县
 • Tamil கோலா மூடா
Kuala Muda District is located in Malaysia
Kuala Muda District
Kuala Muda District
Location of Kuala Muda District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°40′N 100°30′E / 5.667°N 100.500°E / 5.667; 100.500Coordinates: 5°40′N 100°30′E / 5.667°N 100.500°E / 5.667; 100.500
Country  Malaysia
State  Kedah
Seat Sungai Petani
Local area government(s) Sungai Petani Municipal Council
 • District officer Nordin Yahya[1]
 • Total 928.35 km2 (358.44 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 435,959
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 09xxx
Calling code +6-044
Vehicle registration plates K

The Kuala Muda District is a district in Kedah, Malaysia. Sungai Petani is the administrative center of the district. Kuala Muda district is in close proximity to the border of Kedah and Penang. Apart from Sungai Petani, other major towns in the district include Tikam Batu, Padang Tembusu, Sungai Lalang, Bedong, Bukit Selambau, Sidam, Gurun, Semeling, Merbok, Kota Kuala Muda and Tanjung Dawai. The Mount Jerai is shared with the neighboring district of Yan while the Muda River is shares the bordering state of Penang. The iconic Jambatan Merdeka (Independent Bridge) connect both Tikam Batu with Bumbung Lima in Penang. Kuala Muda is the second largest and most populous district in Kedah, and it is also the site of some of the earliest civilization site in the country.


The name Kuala Muda may derived from the river that cut cross the southern part of Kedah, Sungai Muda (Muda River) which meets the Strait of Melaka in the fishing village of Kampung Sungai Muda, Kota Kuala Muda. Confluences of the river were also part of the Kedah history; Sungai Merbok and Sungai Mas harboured among the earliest civilazation in the country, Sungai Sungai Petani, Sungai Semeling and Sungai Ketil. Ancient ruins and artifacts can be found across the districts, from temple-like structures or candis, the Kota Kuala Muda Gates, ancient boats called Perahu Sagor, glass beads, Buddhist and Hindu statues and potteries.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kuala Muda District is divided into 16 mukims, which are:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://pdkm.kedah.gov.my/index.php/direktori/pejabat-daerah
  2. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Kuala Muda - Sejarah Pentadbiran". pdkm.kedah.gov.my. 
  3. ^ "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. ^ "PEJABAT DAERAH KUALA MUDA". pejabatdaerahkualamuda.blogspot.my.