Pasir Puteh District

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Pasir Puteh
District of Malaysia
Skyline of Pasir Puteh
Flag of Pasir Puteh
Flag
Country  Malaysia
State  Kelantan
Seat Pasir Puteh
Government
 • District officer D.O
Population (2009)
 • Total 130,700
Postcode 16xxx
Calling code +6-09
Vehicle registration D

Pasir Puteh (Chinese: 巴西富地) is a town, district (jajahan) and parliamentary constituency in Kelantan, Malaysia. The town of Pasir Putih is situated on the bank of Semerak River, about 30 kilometers to the south of Kota Bharu. Pasir Puteh district borders Terengganu to its south-east.

History[edit]

Before this place was known as Pasir Puteh, it was known as Pangkalan Limbungan. The town of Pasir Puteh derived its name after Sultan Muhammad IV visited this place. The Sultan was very impressed to see the white sand shining along the riverbanks. Hence in 1911, the Sultan declared the name of this place as Pasir Puteh, which meant white sand. This is the place where a Kelantan warrior, Tok Janggut, raised an army of Malay warriors to oppose the introduction of taxation in Kelantan.

Demographics[edit]

Population in Pasir Puteh is about 130,700 (2009).

Ranking Population Jajahan Pasir Puteh.

Rank Daerah/Mukim Population 2000
1 Semerak 21,670
2 Bukit Jawa 19,329
3 Limbongan(P.P) 14,164
4 Padang Pak Amat 13,360
5 Bukit Abal 10,624
6 Gong Datok 8,721
7 Jeram 8,552
8 Bukit Awang 7,984

Coordinates: 5°50′00″N 102°24′00″E / 5.8333°N 102.4000°E / 5.8333; 102.4000