Tumpat District

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Tumpat District
Jajahan Tumpat
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiتومڤت
 • Chinese道北县
 • Tamilதும்பாட்
 • Thaiตุมปัต
Flag of Tumpat District
Flag
Tumpat District is located in Kelantan
Tumpat District
Tumpat District
Location of Tumpat District in Kelantan
Tumpat District is located in Malaysia
Tumpat District
Tumpat District
Tumpat District (Malaysia)
Coordinates: 6°10′N 102°10′E / 6.167°N 102.167°E / 6.167; 102.167Coordinates: 6°10′N 102°10′E / 6.167°N 102.167°E / 6.167; 102.167
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
SeatTumpat
Local area government(s)Tumpat District Council
Government
 • District officerRosnazli Amin[1]
Area
 • Total169.5 km2 (65.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total152,168
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
16xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD

Tumpat (Kelantanese: Ttupak) is a district (jajahan) in Kelantan, Malaysia. Tumpat is situated at the end of the East Coast Line railway line operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Malayan Railways) which links Kelantan to the western part of Peninsular Malaysia. This strategic location makes it the transportation hub of Kelantan. Tumpat town is approximately 15 km from the state capital, Kota Bharu.

Geography[edit]

Tumpat is the northernmost constituency in Kelantan, bordering Thailand across the Golok River to the west, Kota Bharu across the Kelantan River to the east, and Pasir Mas to the south, and the Thai district of Tak Bai to the west.

Demographics[edit]

Tumpat has a population about 152,168 (2010), with the majority being the Malays with significant Siamese, Indian and Chinese population.[3]

Ranking Population of Jajahan Tumpat:

Rank Daerah/Mukim Population 2000
1 Wakaf Bharu 29,902
2 Pengkalan Kubur 20,642
3 Tumpat 19,896
4 Sungai Pinang 16,622
5 Terbak 16,096
6 Kebakat 14,663
7 Jalan Besar 12,595
8 Palekbang
9 Kelaboran
10 Kampung Laut
11 Kok Keli
12 Berangan
13 Bunohan
14 Geting
15 Morak
16 Pasir Pekan

Politics[edit]

Tumpat is currently represented in the Dewan Rakyat of the Malaysian Parliament by YB Che Abdullah Mat Nawi of PAS

On the state level, Tumpat supplies 4 seats to the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly:

Tourist attractions[edit]

Reclining Buddha in a Thai Buddhist temple in Kelantan.jpg

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Tumpat is perhaps famous for being the northern terminal of the KTM East Coast Line, which began in Gemas in Negeri Sembilan. Bus options to Kota Bharu and Kuala Terengganu are available.

Car[edit]

The main federal highway serving Tumpat constituency is highway Jkr-ft134.png, going from downtown Kota Bharu, crossing the Kelantan River and terminating at Pengkalan Kubur. The main roads serving downtown Tumpat are Kelantan state routes MYS blank.svgD174 and MYS blank.svgD23.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ User, Super. "District Officers Of Tumpat". www.ptjt.kelantan.gov.my.
  2. ^ "Latar Belakang Tumpat". 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "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.