Pasir Puteh

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

Pasir Puteh is a territory (jajahan) and town 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.


Before this place was known as Pasir Putih, it was known as Pangkalan Limbungan. The town of Pasir Putih 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 Putih, 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.


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