Pendang District

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Pendang District
Daerah Pendang
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese本同县
 • Tamilபெண்டாங்
Pendang District is located in Malaysia
Pendang District
Pendang District
Location of Pendang District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 6°0′N 100°28′E / 6.000°N 100.467°E / 6.000; 100.467Coordinates: 6°0′N 100°28′E / 6.000°N 100.467°E / 6.000; 100.467
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
SeatPendang
Local area government(s)Pendang District Council
Government
 • District officerZaid Ahmad[1]
Area
 • Total629.29 km2 (242.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total94,033
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
06xxx
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK

The Pendang District is a town, a district and a parliamentary constituency in Kedah, Malaysia. The district is primarily covered with paddy fields with agriculture being its main economic activity.[4] Pendang town is about 20 km from state capital Alor Setar.

History[edit]

Historically, Pendang was one of the largest breeding grounds for the elephants used to transport tributary goods to Thailand. Pendang was previously part of Alor Setar, and was contested as Kota Star Selatan until the 1980s. Pendang became a district in its own right in February 1975.[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Pendang District is divided into 8 mukims, which are:

  • Air Puteh
  • Bukit Raya
  • Guar Kepayang
  • Padang Kerbau
  • Padang Peliang
  • Padang Pusing
  • Rambai
  • Tobiar

Tourist attractions[edit]

There is a famous Pendang Lake Recreational & Resort near the Pendang town centre. Other major attractions include Masjid Pendang, Stadium Mini Pendang and night market.

Transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

The main road in the constituency is Jalan Raja Hasrul Raja Hassan, said to be the longest municipal named road in Kedah state – up to 85 kilometers. PLUS E1 exit 175 serves Pendang town.

Public transportation[edit]

KTM Kobah is the only railway station serving Pendang constituency, providing ETS/Intercity and Komuter services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ptp.kedah.gov.my/index.php/profail-jabatan/perutusan
  2. ^ "Latar Belakang". 10 November 2015.
  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.
  4. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/PENDANG_PROFIL_FEBRUARI_2011.pdf
  5. ^ "Info Daerah Pendang". Majlis Daerah Pendang. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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