South Seberang Perai District

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South Seberang Perai District
Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan
District of Malaysia
Location in Penang.
Location in Penang.
South Seberang Perai District is located in Malaysia
South Seberang Perai District
South Seberang Perai District
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°14′N 100°28′E / 5.233°N 100.467°E / 5.233; 100.467
Country Malaysia
State Penang
Seat Sungai Jawi
Largest town Nibong Tebal
 • Local Government Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai
(Seberang Perai Municipal Council)
 • Municipal Council Officer
Yang DiPertua MPSP
Maimunah binti Mohd. Sharif
 • Total 243 km2 (94 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 165,828
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 14100-14300
National calling code +604-5xxxxxx (landline only)
Vehicle registration P

The South Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan) is a district in Penang, Malaysia. It covers an area of 243 square kilometres, and had a population of 165,828 at the 2010 Census (provisional result). The district is bordered by Junjong River that separates Central Seberang Perai in the north, Kedah state border in the east, Perak state border in the south and the South Channel that separates Penang Island. Rivers that flow through South Seberang Perai are Junjong River, Jawi River and Kerian River. The capital of this district is Sungai Jawi and the largest town is Nibong Tebal. Other towns such as Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, Sungai Bakap and Valdor are also located in this district. South Seberang Perai is thriving with the fishing industry and agriculture. Oil palm plantations covers most parts of the area.

Administrative divisions[edit]

South Seberang Perai District is divided into 16 mukims.[1]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

List of South Seberang Perai district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P46 Batu Kawan Kasthuriraani a/p Patto Pakatan Rakyat (DAP)
P47 Nibong Tebal Mansor Othman Pakatan Rakyat (PKR)

List of South Seberang Perai district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Penang

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P46 N18 Bukit Tambun Law Choo Kiang Pakatan Rakyat (PKR)
P47 N19 Jawi Soon Lip Chee Pakatan Rakyat (DAP)
P47 N20 Sungai Bakap Makthar Shapee Pakatan Rakyat (PKR)
P47 N21 Sungai Acheh Mahmud bin Zakaria Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

Tourist attractions[edit]

See also[edit]