List of cities and towns in Malaysia by population

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The following is a list of cities and towns in Malaysia by population according to the latest national census, which was conducted in 2010.

Populations by cities and towns proper[edit]

The following is a list of 50 largest cities and towns, based on the populations within the local government areas according to the 2010 National Census.[1]

Largest Cities and Towns by Population
Rank Local government area State Total population Status Notes Urban area
1 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Federal Territories 1,588,750 City Federal capital of Malaysia Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
2 Seberang Perai Penang Penang 818,197 Municipality Includes Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam and Batu Kawan Greater Penang
3 Kajang Selangor Selangor 795,522 Municipality Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
4 Klang Selangor Selangor 744,062 Municipality Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
5 Subang Jaya Selangor Selangor 708,296 Municipality Part of Petaling District Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
6 Penang Island Penang Penang 708,127 City Includes George Town, the capital of Penang Greater Penang
7 Ipoh Perak Perak 657,892 City Capital of Perak Greater Ipoh (Kinta Valley)
8 Petaling Jaya Selangor Selangor 613,977 City Part of Petaling District Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
9 Selayang Selangor Selangor 542,409 Municipality Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
10 Shah Alam Selangor Selangor 541,306 City Capital of Selangor Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
11 Johor Bahru Tengah Johor Johor 529,074 Municipality Northern Johor Bahru District, including Skudai Iskandar Malaysia
12 Johor Bahru Johor Johor 497,067 City Capital of Johor Iskandar Malaysia
13 Malacca City Malacca Malacca 484,855 City Capital of Malacca
14 Ampang Jaya Selangor Selangor 468,961 Municipality Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
15 Kota Kinabalu Sabah Sabah 452,058 City Capital of Sabah Greater Kota Kinabalu
16 Sungai Petani Kedah Kedah 443,488 Municipality Greater Penang
17 Kuantan Pahang Pahang 427,515 Municipality Capital of Pahang
18 Alor Setar Kedah Kedah 405,523 City Capital of Kedah
19 Tawau Sabah Sabah 397,673 Municipality
20 Sandakan Sabah Sabah 396,290 Municipality
21 Kuala Terengganu Terengganu Terengganu 337,553 City Capital of Terrenganu
22 Kuching Sarawak Sarawak 325,132 City Capital of Sarawak
23 Kota Bharu Kelantan Kelantan 314,964 Municipality Capital of Kelantan
24 Seremban Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 314,502 Municipality Capital of Negeri Sembilan
25 Kulim Kedah Kedah 281,260 Municipality Greater Penang
26 Padawan Sarawak Sarawak 273,485 Municipality Part of Kuching Division
27 Taiping Perak Perak 245,182 Municipality
28 Miri Sarawak Sarawak 234,541 City Second largest city in Sarawak
29 Kulai Johor Johor 234,532 Municipality Kulai District, including Senai Iskandar Malaysia
30 Kangar Perlis Perlis 225,590 Municipality Capital of Perlis
31 Kuala Langat Selangor Selangor 220,214 District
32 Kubang Pasu Kedah Kedah 214,479 District
33 Bintulu Sarawak Sarawak 212,994 Development Board
34 Manjung Perak Perak 211,113 Municipality
35 Batu Pahat Johor Johor 209,461 Municipality
36 Sepang Selangor Selangor 207,354 Municipality
37 Kuala Selangor Selangor Selangor 205,257 District
38 Muar Johor Johor 201,148 Municipality
39 Nilai Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 200,988 Municipality Most parts of Seremban district except Seremban town
40 Lahad Datu Sabah Sabah 199,830 District
41 Hulu Selangor Selangor Selangor 194,387 District
42 Kinabatangan Sabah Sabah 182,328 District
43 Pasir Mas Kelantan Kelantan 180,878 District
44 Penampang Sabah Sabah 176,667 District Greater Kota Kinabalu
45 Alor Gajah Malacca Malacca 173,712 Municipality
46 Keningau Sabah Sabah 173,103 District
47 Kluang Johor Johor 167,833 Municipality
48 Kemaman Terengganu Terengganu 166,750 Municipality
49 Sibu Sarawak Sarawak 162,676 Municipality
50 Temerloh Pahang Pahang 158,724 Municipality

Largest urban agglomerations[edit]

The following is a list of 10 largest urban agglomerations, metropolitan areas or conurbations, based on data from the 2010 National Census within local government areas. Also included for comparison are the populations within the districts in which the urban agglomerations are located.

Largest Urban Agglomerations by Population
Rank Area Local government(s)[1] Total population (local government areas) District(s)[2] Total population (districts)
1 Greater Kuala Lumpur/
Klang Valley
Kuala Lumpur City Hall: 1,588,750
Petaling Jaya City Council: 613,977
Shah Alam City Council: 641,306
Selayang Municipal Council: 542,409
Klang Municipal Council: 744,062
Subang Jaya Municipal Council: 708,296
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council: 468,961
Kajang Municipal Council: 795,522
6,071,644 Kuala Lumpur: 1,674,621
Petaling: 1,812,633
Hulu Langat: 1,156,585
Klang: 861,189
Gombak: 682,226
6,187,254
2 Greater Penang Penang Island City Council: 708,127
Seberang Perai Municipal Council: 818,197
Sungai Petani Municipal Council: 443,488
Kulim Municipal Council: 281,260
Bandar Baharu District Council: 41,352
Kerian District Council: 120,192
2,412,616 North-East Penang Island: 520,202
Central Seberang Perai: 371,975
North Seberang Perai: 295,979
South-West Penang Island: 202,142
South Seberang Perai: 171,045
Kuala Muda: 456,605
Kulim: 287,694
Bandar Baharu: 47,628
Kerian: 173,625
2,526,895
3 Johor Bahru/
Iskandar Malaysia
Johor Bahru City Council: 497,067
Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council:529,074
Pasir Gudang Municipal Council: 46,571
Kulai Municipal Council: 234,532
1,277,244 Johor Bahru District: 1,386,569
Kulai: 251,650
1,638,219
4 Ipoh Ipoh City Council: 657,892
Batu Gajah District Council: 79,969
737,861 Kinta: 767,794 767,794
5 Kuching Kuching North City Hall: 165,642
Kuching South City Council: 159,490
Padawan Municipal Council: 273,485
Samarahan District Council: 116,685
715,302 Kuching: 617,887 617,887
6 Greater Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu City Hall: 452,058
Penampang District Council: 176,667
628,725 Kota Kinabalu: 462,963
Penampang: 125,913
Putatan: 55,864
644,740
7 Malacca City Historical Malacca City Council: 484,885 484,885 Central Malacca: 503,127 503,127
8 Kuantan Kuantan Municipal Council: 427,515 427,515 Kuantan: 461,906 461,906
9 Alor Setar Alor Setar City Council: 405,523 405,523 Kota Setar: 366,797 366,787
10 Kota Bharu Kota Bharu Municipal Council: 314,964 314,964 Kota Bharu: 491,237 491,237

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Summary Statistics For Local Authority Areas, Malaysia 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "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.