The Kuching District is an administrative district within Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. It is subdivided into three subdistricts: Kuching Proper, Padawan and Siburan. The population of the entire District was 617,887 at the 2010 Census.
Kuching Proper subdistrict
The Kuching Proper subdistrict is divided into two areas:
- the urban area, more commonly known as Kuching City.
- the suburbs and rural areas, collectively known as the Padawan municipality, formerly known as the Kuching Rural District. The headquarters is situated in Kota Padawan (formerly named 10th Mile Bazaar).
Siburan was once combined with Padawan as a single subdistrict. This subdistrict is headquartered in the Siburan Bazaar.
Padawan was proclaimed as a subdistrict on 11 August 1983 and is headquartered in Teng Bukap.
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