Telupid District

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Telupid District

Daerah Telupid
Location of Telupid District
Coordinates: 5°39′0″N 117°07′0″E / 5.65000°N 117.11667°E / 5.65000; 117.11667Coordinates: 5°39′0″N 117°07′0″E / 5.65000°N 117.11667°E / 5.65000; 117.11667
Country Malaysia
State Sabah
 • Total1,935 km2 (747 sq mi)

The Telupid District (Malay: Daerah Telupid) is an administrative district in the Malaysian state of Sabah, part of the Sandakan Division which includes the districts of Beluran, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Tongod. The capital of the district is in Telupid Town. The district is formerly a part of Beluran District.


Telupid was firstly settled around 1940s and became the major route for the Sandakan Death Marches during World War II. At the time, it was mainly inhabited by the Dusun people. The present district was formed around 1965, shortly after Sabah became part of Malaysia. The district was developed following the agreement between the Australian and Malaysian government to jointly build road. Following the availability of road, a number of infrastructures start to be built there. Under the administration of United Sabah National Organisation (USNO) in 1970, Telupid was made a sub-district.[1] In 2015, Telupid was elevated into a full district with a district council are proposed to be established.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Sejarah Pewujudan Daerah" (in Malay). Telupid District Office. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Study on district council for Tongod and Telupid". Daily Express. 28 September 2015. Archived from the original on 12 March 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Study on creating Tongod, Telupid district councils – Hajiji". The Borneo Post. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2018.

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