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For the village in Iran, see Kulim, Iran.
居林 (simplified Chinese)
Official seal of Kulim
Kulim is located in Malaysia
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°21′36″N 100°32′59″E / 5.36000°N 100.54972°E / 5.36000; 100.54972Coordinates: 5°21′36″N 100°32′59″E / 5.36000°N 100.54972°E / 5.36000; 100.54972
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Establishment mid-18th century
Granted municipality status 2001[1]
 • Tuan Yang DiPertua MPKK Tn. Abdul Aziz Bin Haji Abdul Ghani AMK, BCK
Population (2010[2])
 • Total 228,662
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 09xxx
International dialling code prefix +6044 (landline only)
Website www.mpkk.gov.my

Kulim is a town in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang on the west.


Arulmigu Annai Karumariamman Temple in Paya Besar

The Kulim’s independence clock was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah (15 September 1957) and serves as the unofficial landmark for the city of Kulim. The construction of the clock was completed within 3 months and upon completion, was made formalized by DYMM Tuanku Sultan Badlishah Ibni Almarhum Yang Di Pertuan Paduka Seri Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah, KOM, CMG, KBE Sultan Kedah on 15 September 1957, or 2 weeks after the declaration of independence of Malaysia (31 August 1957).[3][4]

The establishment of Kulim Hi-tech park is hoped to be a catalyst for the continued growth of Kulim.[5] It has been proposed to build a light rail system, like Kuala Lumpur's by 2020.[6]

People from Kulim[edit]

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  1. ^ Kulim Granted City Status[dead link], Kulim’s Municipal council History. October 31, 2010.
  2. ^ Helders, Stefan. "Malaysia: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  3. ^ Kulim’s Background, Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Perbandaran Kulim (Official Website of Kulim Government). January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Kulim’s City Centre, Kulim’s Municipal council website-Kulim’s Background October 31, 2010.
  5. ^ Kulim’s History, Kulim’s Municipal council website-Kulim’s Background October 31, 2010.
  6. ^ Kulim to have LRT system and airport by 2020, The Star Online. Friday June 22, 2007
  7. ^ "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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