South Seberang Perai District

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South Seberang Perai District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese威南县
 • Tamilதென் செபாராங் பிறை
Location of South Seberang Perai District in Penang
Location of South Seberang Perai District in Penang
South Seberang Perai District is located in Malaysia District
South Seberang Perai District
South Seberang Perai District
Location of South Seberang Perai District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°14′N 100°28′E / 5.233°N 100.467°E / 5.233; 100.467Coordinates: 5°14′N 100°28′E / 5.233°N 100.467°E / 5.233; 100.467
Country Malaysia
State Penang
SeatSungai Jawi
Largest settlementsNibong Tebal
Local area government(s)Seberang Perai Municipal Council
 • District officerN/A
 • Total242 km2 (93 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total162,905
 • Estimate (2015)[1]204,400
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-045
Vehicle registration platesP

The South Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan, abbreviation as “SPS”) is a district in Penang, Malaysia. It covers an area of 242 square kilometres, and had a population of 162,905 at the 2010 Census.[2] 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]

SPS District is divided into 16 mukims.[3][4]


The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[2]

Ethnic groups in SPS, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 67,743 41.6%
Chinese 64,212 39.4%
Indian 30,479 18.7%
Others 471 0.3%
Total 162,905 100%

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]


  1. ^ a b "2017 Q2 statistics" (PDF). Penang Institute.
  2. ^ a b c "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.
  3. ^ "Profil Daerah SPS" (PDF) (in Malay).
  4. ^ Ariffin, Armawati. "Peta Daerah".

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