Sarikei District

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Sarikei District
Official logo of Sarikei District
Districts of Sarawak
District Office locationSarikei
Local area government(s)Sarikei District Council
Area
 • Total985 km2 (380 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total56,228
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Ethnicity[1]Chinese (38.7%)
Iban (33.0%)
Malay (16.34%)
Melanau (7.0%)
Non-Malaysians (2.2%)
Bidayuh (0.8%)
Websitehttp://www.sarikei.sarawak.gov.my/

Sarikei District is an administrative district in Sarikei Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, covering an area of 985 square kilometres (380 sq mi).[2] The town of Sarikei is the capital of the Sarikei district.

Demography[edit]

There has been a marginal growth of Sarikei District population of 1.33% from 1991 to 2000. Meanwhile, from 2000 to 2010, there is a marginal growth of 1.66%.[3]

Year 1991 2000 2010
Total
population
42,689 48,132 56,798

Geography[edit]

In July 2010, residents of Sarikei district staying in the rural areas felt a minor tremor in their homes but the cause of the tremor was not found. On 19 April 2019 at 5 am, residents staying at the similar area felt a greater degree of tremor which lasted for a few seconds.[4][5] According to parameters provided by Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, there was an earthquake 27 km south of Sarikei, with Richter scale of 3.8 with depth of 10 km.[6] However, Sarawak branch of Malaysian Meteorological Department denied any earthquake happened in Sarikei.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Total population by ethnic group, sub-district, and state, Malaysia, 2010 (Table 28.1, page 375)" (PDF). Statistics Department, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Sarikei District profile". Sarikei Divsional Office. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Table 8: Number of persons and average annual population growth rate (per cent) by state and administrative district, 1991, 2000 and 2010 (cont'd, page 35)" (PDF). Statistics Department, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ "砂泗里街郊区地震?·居民:听见巨响房屋摇晃 (Is there an earthquake in rural Sarikei? Residents: heard a loud bang and houses shaking)". Sin Chew Jit Poh. 19 April 2019. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "泗里街疑似地震现象跟进.巨响从远处传来."整间屋子一阵摇晃" (Follow up on suspected seismic activity in Sarikei: Loud bang came from far away places. Houses shaking.)". Sin Chew Jit Poh. 21 April 2019. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  6. ^ "M 3.8 - SARAWAK, MALAYSIA - 2019-04-18 20:48:38 UTC". European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  7. ^ "泗里街乡区巨响摇晃‧砂气象局:没测到地震 (Loud bang and shaking in rural Sarikei. Sarawak Meteorological Department: earthquake not detected)". Sin Chew Jit Poh. 21 April 2019. Archived from the original on 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.