Kulim District

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Kulim District
Daerah Kulim
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiكوليم
 • Chinese居林县
 • Tamilகூலிம்
Kulim District is located in Malaysia
Kulim District
Kulim District
Location of Kulim District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°20′N 100°35′E / 5.333°N 100.583°E / 5.333; 100.583Coordinates: 5°20′N 100°35′E / 5.333°N 100.583°E / 5.333; 100.583
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Local area government(s)Kulim Municipal Council
(Kulim town)
Kulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park Local Authority
(Kulim Hi-Tech)
 • District officerMohd Yusri Daud [1]
 • Total765 km2 (295 sq mi)
 • Total272,024
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK
Kulim Town
Flag of Kulim Town
Official seal of Kulim Town
Kulim Town is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Kulim Town
Kulim Town
Location of Kulim town in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°21′36″N 100°32′59″E / 5.36000°N 100.54972°E / 5.36000; 100.54972
Country Malaysia
DistrictKulim District
Granted municipality status[4]2001
 • PresidentRoaizad Rashid [5]
 • Total281,260
Postal code

The Kulim District is a district and town in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang. The town of Kulim, a mere 27 km (17 mi) east of Penang's capital city, George Town, also forms part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation.[citation needed]


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 Capital States Kedah : Kulim, 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).[7][8]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kulim District is divided into 15 mukims, which are:[9]

  • Bagan Sena
  • Junjung
  • Karangan
  • Keladi
  • Kulim Town
  • Lunas
  • Mahang
  • Nagalilit
  • Padang China
  • Padang Meha
  • Sedim
  • Sidam Kanan
  • Sungai Seluang
  • Sungai Ular
  • Terap


Kulim District is administered by Kulim Municipal Council.


Kulim District is currently most notable for its Kulim Hi-Tech Park.

In March 2019, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali announced the Federal Government's approval to invest MYR 1.6 billion (~USD 380 million) to build the proposed Kulim International Airport.[10] In August 2019, it was announced that the proposed 17 km2 airport will have two runways, which will be able to cater to 60 flight movements per hour, or one flight landing/take-off per minute.[11]

Notable natives[edit]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

List of Kulim district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P17 Padang Serai Karuppaiya Muthusamy Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P18 Kulim - Bandar Baharu Saifuddin Nasution Ismail Pakatan Harapan (PH)

List of Kulim district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P17 N33 Merbau Pulas Siti Ashah Binti Ghazali PAS
P17 N34 Lunas Azman Bin Nasrudin Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P18 N35 Kulim Yeo Keng Chuan Pakatan Harapan (PH)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://pdk.kedah.gov.my/index.php/profail-jabatan/sejarah-pentadbiran
  2. ^ "Profil Daerah Kulim" (PDF) (in Malay).
  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. ^ primuscoreadmin (30 December 2015). "Latar Belakang".
  5. ^ primuscoreadmin (30 December 2015). "Profil YDP".
  6. ^ "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  7. ^ Kulim’s Background Archived 2010-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Perbandaran Kulim (Official Website of Kulim Government). January 16, 2010.
  8. ^ Kulim’s City Centre Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, Kulim’s Municipal council website-Kulim’s Background October 31, 2010.
  9. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/KULIM_PROFIL_FEBRUARI_2011.pdf
  10. ^ Tee, Kenneth. "Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  11. ^ "Kulim airport to have two runways". The Star Online. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  12. ^ "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 5 May 2012.

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