Kuala Selangor

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Kuala Selangor
District of Malaysia
Flag of Kuala Selangor
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Official seal of Kuala Selangor
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Nickname(s): Kuala Selangor, Beautiful and historic
Location of Kuala Selangor
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Selangor.svg Selangor Darul Ehsan
Seat Kuala Selangor
Government
 • District officer Mohd Misri Idris
Area
 • Total 1,194.55 km2 (461.22 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 205,257
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Website http://www.mdks.gov.my/

Kuala Selangor (Jawi: کوالا سلاڠور) is one of the nine districts in Selangor, Malaysia. The district is located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia. It has a total landmass of 1,194 square kilometers (461 sq mi) separated by Selangor River into two division, Tanjung Karang and Kuala Selangor. The district boundary is shared with Sabak Bernam at the north, Hulu Selangor and Gombak at the west, Petaling at the southwest and Klang at the south.

Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor (MDKS), the local municipal council of Kuala Selangor, exercises jurisdiction for the Kuala Selangor District. It was established in 1978 with the combination of five local authorities.

History[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Kampung Kuantan fireflies[edit]

Kampung Kuantan is well known for its fireflies. Lots of the fireflies nest only available here. Moreover, there has been opinion that magical fireflies are only available at two places in the world and one of it is in Kampung Kuantan.

The adventure of the fireflies' area began in the early 1970s by a local businessman who saw the commercial potential of this miracle. Now, the adventure has been entrusted to the Kuala Selangor District Council and has expanded rapidly with the addition of 27 small boats that are provided for the visitors.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park[edit]

Kuala Selangor Nature Park was opened in 1987. With a width of 296 hectare that is divided to 2 main parts that is a 201 hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest . The park is under the management of the Malaysia Nature Lovers Association. Because of that, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage that has been the loyal tenants here.

Geography[edit]

The geography of Kuala Selangor is characterized by a flat land in Tanjung Karang and Jeram. Bordered in Kapar in South and some hills at Southeast. The name Kuala Selangor means Estuary of Selangor River. The district's name was from a town that named when Selangor River meets the sea.

City development[edit]

There are some township and village at Tanjung Karang which most of the land were turned into agriculture forest and fields like paddy and oil palm.[citation needed] The district main city is located at Selangor River and its named Kuala Selangor. The most city development is located there and the population is estimated in 46,000 people.[citation needed] Some township also located in Southeast of Kuala Selangor which located between three district border, Klang, Gombak, Petaling which the township name is Puncak Alam.

Transport[edit]

Road construction[edit]

There is only one highway named KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway(LATAR)linked Kuala Selnagor and Templer Park, Rawang. It is also connected with Guthrie Corridor Expressway(GCE) to Shah Alam and Lebuhraya Utara Selatan(PLUS) to northern Peninsular Malaysia. Another highway which is in planning named East Coast Highway(WCE) Roads in Tanjung Karang only have small amount of them which only provided in the township of Tanjung Karang and some sub-roads in some villages.

Public transportation[edit]

There are only buses and taxis in Kuala Selangor. Terminal buses is only located at Terminal Bus Kuala Selangor. The main transport in Kuala Selangor is cars because lack of public transport and a good road infrastructure. A Light Rail Transport which connecting Bestari Jaya - Puncak Alam - Shah Alam which is in planning had been discontinued since 2012.[citation needed]

Governance[edit]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly seats in 2013–2018

Kuala Selangor, Selangor Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts
  • List of Kuala Selangor district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P95 Tanjong Karang Noh Omar Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 Kuala Selangor Irmohizam Ibrahim Barisan Nasional (BN[1])
  • List of Kuala Selangor district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P95 N8 Sungai Burong Mohd Shamsudin Lias Barisan Nasional (BN)
P95 N9 Permatang Sulaiman Abdul Razak Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 N10 Bukit Melawati Jakiran Bin Jacomah Barisan Nasional (BN)
P96 N11 Ijok Idris Ahmad Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
P96 N12 Jeram Amiruddin Setro Barisan Nasional (BN)

In popular culture[edit]

Movies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bnselangor.org/wakilrakyat/dato-haji-irmohizam-bin-ibrahim/

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 3°20′30″N 101°14′47″E / 3.341688°N 101.246327°E / 3.341688; 101.246327