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 Federal Territory (Malaysia) 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, Batu Kawan and Nibong Tebal. 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 George Town Penang Penang 708,127 City Capital of Penang Greater Penang
7 Ipoh Perak Perak 657,892 City Capital of Perak 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 Iskandar Puteri Johor Johor 529,074 City Western Johor Bahru District, including Skudai Iskandar Malaysia
12 Seremban Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan 515,490 City Capital of Negeri Sembilan and includes Nilai[2]
13 Johor Bahru Johor Johor 497,067 City Capital of Johor Iskandar Malaysia
14 Melaka City Malacca Melaka 484,855 City Capital of Melaka
15 Ampang Jaya Selangor Selangor 468,961 Municipality Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
16 Kota Kinabalu Sabah Sabah 452,058 City Capital of Sabah Greater Kota Kinabalu
17 Sungai Petani Kedah Kedah 443,488 Municipality Greater Penang
18 Kuantan Pahang Pahang 427,515 Municipality Capital of Pahang
19 Alor Setar Kedah Kedah 405,523 City Capital of Kedah
20 Tawau Sabah Sabah 397,673 Municipality
21 Sandakan Sabah Sabah 396,290 Municipality
22 Kuala Terengganu Terengganu Terengganu 337,553 City Capital of Terrenganu
23 Kuching Sarawak Sarawak 325,132 City Capital of Sarawak Greater Kuching
24 Kota Bharu Kelantan Kelantan 314,964 Municipality Capital of Kelantan
25 Kulim Kedah Kedah 281,260 Municipality Greater Penang
26 Padawan Sarawak Sarawak 273,485 Municipality Part of Kuching Division Greater Kuching
27 Taiping Perak Perak 245,182 Municipality
28 Miri Sarawak Sarawak 234,541 City
29 Kulai Johor Johor 234,532 Municipality 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 Municipality
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 Greater Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley)
37 Kuala Selangor Selangor Selangor 205,257 District
38 Muar Johor Johor 201,148 Municipality
39 Lahad Datu Sabah Sabah 199,830 District
40 Hulu Selangor Selangor Selangor 194,387 District
41 Kinabatangan Sabah Sabah 182,328 District
42 Pasir Mas Kelantan Kelantan 180,878 District
43 Penampang Sabah Sabah 176,667 District Greater Kota Kinabalu
44 Alor Gajah Malacca Melaka 173,712 Municipality
45 Keningau Sabah Sabah 173,103 District
46 Kluang Johor Johor 167,833 Municipality
47 Kemaman Terengganu Terengganu 166,750 Municipality
48 Sibu Sarawak Sarawak 162,676 Municipality
49 Temerloh Pahang Pahang 158,724 Municipality
50 Ketereh Kelantan Kelantan 153,474 District

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 which are fully or partially covered by the urban agglomerations.

Largest Urban Agglomerations by Population
Rank Conurbation Local government[1] Local government population Total population (local government areas) District[3] District population Total population (districts)
1 Greater Kuala Lumpur/
Klang Valley
Kuala Lumpur City Hall 1,588,750 6,278,998 Kuala Lumpur 1,674,621 6,471,028
Petaling Jaya City Council 613,977 Petaling 1,812,633
Shah Alam City Council 541,306
Subang Jaya Municipal Council 708,296
Klang Municipal Council 744,062 Klang 861,189
Kajang Municipal Council 795,522 Ulu Langat 1,156,585
Selayang Municipal Council 542,409 Gombak 682,226
Ampang Jaya Municipal Council 468,961
Sepang Municipal Council 207,354 Sepang 211,361
Putrajaya Corporation 68,361 Putrajaya 72,413
2 Greater Penang Penang Island City Council 708,127 2,412,616 Northeast Penang Island 520,202 2,473,462
Southwest Penang Island 202,142
Seberang Perai Municipal Council 818,197 North Seberang Perai 295,979
Central Seberang Perai 371,975
South Seberang Perai 171,045
Sungai Petani Municipal Council 443,488 Kuala Muda 456,605
Kulim Municipal Council 281,260 Kulim 287,694
Bandar Baharu District Council 41,352 Bandar Baharu 47,628
Kerian District Council 120,192 Kerian (partial) 120,192
3 Iskandar Malaysia Johor Bahru City Council 497,067 1,313,527 Johor Bahru 1,072,712 1,359,327
Iskandar Puteri City Council 529,074
Pasir Gudang Municipal Council 46,571
Kulai Municipal Council 234,532 Kulai 251,650
Pontian District Council (south) 6,283 Pontian (partial) 34,965
4 Greater Kuching Kuching North City Hall 165,642 804,380 Kuching 617,887 797,409
Kuching South City Council 159,490
Padawan Municipal Council 273,485
Kota Samarahan Municipal Council 116,685 Samarahan 87,923
Serian District Council 89,078 Serian 91,599
5 Ipoh Ipoh City Council 657,892 737,861 Kinta (partial) 737,861 737,861
Batu Gajah District Council 79,969
6 Greater Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu City Hall 452,058 628,725 Kota Kinabalu 462,963 644,740
Putatan 55,864
Penampang District Council 176,667 Penampang 125,913
7 Melaka Historical Melaka City Council 484,885 484,885 Central Melaka 503,127 503,127
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council
8 Kuantan Kuantan Municipal Council 427,515 427,515 Kuantan (partial) 427,515 427,515
9 Alor Setar Alor Setar City Council 405,523 405,523 Kota Setar 366,787 416,293
Pokok Sena 49,506
10 Kota Bharu Kota Bharu Islamic City Municipal Council 314,964 314,964 Kota Bharu (partial) 314,964 314,964

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population Distribution by Local Authority Areas and Mukims, 2010 (page 1 & 8)" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ "MPS, MPN merge as Seremban City Council, says MB | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  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.