Kinta District

The Kinta District is a district in Perak, Malaysia. It contains the state capital Ipoh.

Kinta District
Daerah Kinta
Other transcription(s)
  Chinese近打县
  Tamilகிந்தா
Location of Kinta District in Perak
Kinta District
Location of Kinta District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°35′N 101°05′E
Country Malaysia
State Perak
SeatBatu Gajah
Largest cityIpoh
Local area government(s)Ipoh City Council
(Kinta North)
Batu Gajah District Council
(Kinta South)
Government
  District officerTarmidzi Manap[1]
Area
  Total1,305 km2 (504 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
  Total744,715
  Estimate 
(2015)[4]
810,400
  Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
300xx-315xx
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

History

Kinta District was once famous for its tin, being one of the major tin producers in the 18th century.[5]

Administrative divisions

Kinta District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

Government

Kinta District is divided into two major councils:

The district and land officer also divided into Ipoh and Batu Gajah, and the Kinta District Office is centered at Batu Gajah.

Demographics

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Kinta, 2010 census
EthnicityPopulationPercentage
Bumiputera308,99841.5%
Chinese326,40843.8%
Indian107,55414.4%
Others1,7550.2%
Total744,715100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats


List of Kinta district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P63 TambunAhmad Faizal AzumuPakatan Harapan (PPBM)
P64 Ipoh TimorWong Kah WohPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 Ipoh BaratM. KulasegaranPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 Batu GajahV. SivakumarPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P71 GopengLee Boon ChyePakatan Harapan (PKR)


List of Kinta district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P63 N23ManjoiAsmuni AwiPakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P63 N24Hulu KintaMuhamad Arafat Varisai MahamadPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P64 N25CanningJenny Choy Tsi JenPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P64 N26Tebing TinggiAbdul Aziz BariPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P64 N27Pasir PinjiLee Chuan HowPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N28BerchamOng Boon PiowPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N29KepayangKo Chung SenPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N30BuntongSivasubramaniam AthinarayananPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N31JelapangCheah Poh HianPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N32MenglembuChaw Kam FoonPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N33TronohYong Choo KiongPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P71 N44Sungai RapatMohammad Nizar JamaluddinPakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P71 N45Simpang PulaiTan Kar HingPakatan Harapan (PKR)

See also

References

  1. "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Perutusan Pegawai Daerah". pdtbatugajah.perak.gov.my.
  2. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF).
  3. "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.
  4. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316.
  5. Khoo Salma Nasution & Abdur-Razzaq Lubis. Kinta Valley: Pioneering Malaysia's Modern Development. Ipoh: Perak Academy (2005). ISBN 983-42113-09
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