Kulim District

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Kulim District
Official seal of Kulim District
Kulim District is located in Malaysia
Kulim District
Kulim District
Location of Kulim 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
 • Total 764 km2 (295 sq mi)
Population (2015[2])
 • Total 85,309
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 09000
International dialling code prefix +6044 (landline only)
Website www.mpkk.gov.my

The Kulim District is a district in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located at the southeastern corner of Kedah, bordering the state of Penang to the west and a mere 27 km (17 mi) east of George Town, Penang's capital city. Due to its closer proximity to Penang, Kulim is also part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation, with the town's logistical needs being met by Penang's well-developed transportation infrastructure.


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]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kulim District is divided into 15 mukims, which are:[5]

  • 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.

Notable natives[edit]


A Giant Superstore at Landmark Central, Kulim

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kulim Granted City Status , Kulim’s Municipal council History. October 31, 2010. Archived October 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Website of Kulim municipal, Population data published by Kulim municipal
  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. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/KULIM_PROFIL_FEBRUARI_2011.pdf
  6. ^ "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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