Larut, Matang and Selama District
|Larut, Matang and Selama District|
|District of Malaysia|
|Daerah Larut, Matang dan Selama|
|• Tamil||லாருட், மாத்தாங், செலாமா|
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
|Local area government(s)||Taiping Municipal Council
(Larut & Matang)
Selama District Council
|• District officer||Kamaruddin Awang|
|• Total||2,095 km2 (809 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC+8)|
|Vehicle registration plates||A|
The Larut, Matang and Selama District is a district of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is the capital town of this district. Larut, Matang and Selama used to be three small different districts and they merged into one united district later. As now, those three smaller district also housed three main townships in the district which is Taiping (Larut), Kuala Sepetang (Matang) and Selama.
The area has a long history dating back to the mid-1850s. The Larut War occurred around Taiping and Matang. The first railway in the Malay states was constructed here, connecting Taiping with Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld. Larut, Matang and Selama is also the place where the first modern town, museum and hill station were built in Perak as Taiping was the capital of the Federated Malay States, before Kuala Lumpur took the honor.
Currently, Larut, Matang and Selama district is governed by two different councils which is Taiping Municipal Council for southern part of the district while the subdistrict of Selama is under its own district council.
The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.
|Ethnic groups in Larut and Matang, 2010 census|
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of LMS district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P56||Larut||Hamzah Zainudin||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P59||Taiping||Nga Kor Ming||Pakatan Harapan (DAP)|
|P60||Bukit Gantang||Idris Ahmad||PAS|
List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P56||N5||Selama||Mohamad Daud Mohd Yusoff||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P56||N6||Kubu Gajah||Ahmad Hasbullah Alias||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P56||N7||Batu Kurau||Muhammad Amin Zakaria||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P60||N13||Kuala Sepetang||Chua Yee Ling||Pakatan Harapan (PKR)|
|P60||N14||Changkat Jering||Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin||Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)|
|P60||N15||Trong||Zabri Abd Wahid||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P59||N16||Kamunting||Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid||Barisan National (UMNO)|
|P59||N17||Pokok Assam||Teh Kok Lim||Pakatan Harapan (DAP)|
|P59||N18||Aulong||Leow Thye Yih||Pakatan Harapan (DAP)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Larut, Matang and Selama.|
- "Senarai pegawai & anggota - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama". pdttaiping.perak.gov.my.
- "Profil Taiping" (PDF).
- "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.
- "Pentadbiran Mukim - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama". pdttaiping.perak.gov.my.
- "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Geografi". pdtselama.perak.gov.my.