Klang District

The Klang District is a district in Selangor, Malaysia. It is located in the western part of Selangor. It borders the Kuala Selangor District to the north, Petaling to the east, Kuala Langat district to the south and Malacca Straits to the west. The district was further divided into two mukims which is Klang and Kapar that covers 626.78 square km of land with 53.75 km of coastline.[3]

Klang District
Daerah Klang
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiکلڠ
  Chinese巴生县
  Tamilகிள்ளான்
Location of Klang District in Selangor
Klang District
Location of Klang District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°05′N 101°25′E
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
SeatKlang
Local area government(s)Klang Municipal Council
(West)
Shah Alam City Council
(East)
Government
  District officerZainal Nor[1]
  Sultan's RepresentativeAbdul Ghani Pateh Akhir[2]
Area
  Total626.78 km2 (242.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[4]
  Total861,189
  Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
40xxx-42xxx
Calling code+6-03-3, +6-03-51
Vehicle registration platesB

The district's principal town is Klang City. Other towns in the district include Port Klang, Pandamaran, Kapar and Meru and Bandar Sultan Sulaiman.

The Klang River flows through the Klang district and end near Port Klang and it has many islands such as Klang, Indah, Chet Mat Zin, Crab, Tengah, Rusa, Selat Kering and Pintu Gedong Island.[3]

Administrative divisions

Klang District is divided into 2 mukims, which are Kapar and Klang:[5] Kapar is the areas north of Klang River (Kapar itself is also the name of a town), while Klang covers the area south of the river. Klang city itself includes areas both north and south of the river.[6]

History

In addition to its present-day territory, Klang district before 1974 also included the mukims (communes or sub-districts) of Bukit Raja and Damansara, which covered what is today Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Kelana Jaya. In 1974, after Kuala Lumpur was made a Federal Territory, the subdistricts of Damansara and Bukit Raja joined with Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Sungai Buloh to form the Petaling District.[7] [8]

Demographics

In 1980, the census figures for the 3 main ethnic groups in the Klang District were: Malays 105,195, Chinese 119,186, and Indians 54,159.[9] The following are the 2010 census figures for Klang District, which include the city of Klang, Port Klang and part of Shah Alam.[4]

Ethnic composition of Klang District (2010)
Ethnicities / Nationality Percentage
Malays
43.73%
Other Bumiputeras
1.47%
Chinese
26.18%
Indians
19.2%
Others
0.49%
Non-Malaysians
8.94%
Ethnicity 2010
Population Percentage
Malays37660643.73%
Other Bumiputeras126201.47%
Chinese22542526.18%
Indians16538219.2%
Others41790.49%
Malaysian total78421291.06%
Non-Malaysian769778.94%
Total861189100.00%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P108 Shah AlamKhalid SamadPakatan Harapan (Amanah)
P109 KaparAbdullah Sani bin Abdul HamidPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P110 KlangCharles Anthony R. SantiagoPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P111 Kota RajaMohd bin SabuPakatan Harapan (Amanah)

List of Klang district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Selangor

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P108 N40Kota AnggerikMohd Najwan bin HalimiPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P108 N41Batu TigaRodziah binti IsmailPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P109 N42MeruMohd Fakhrulrazi bin Mohd MokhtarPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P109 N43SementaDaroyah binti AlwiPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P109 N44Selat KlangAbdul Rashid bin AsariPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P110 N45Bandar Baru KlangTeng Chang KhimPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P110 N46Pelabuhan KlangAzmizam bin Zaman HuriPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P110 N47PandamaranLeong Tuck CheePakatan Harapan (DAP)
P111 N48SentosaGunarajah a/l R GeorgePakatan Harapan (PKR)
P111 N49Sungai KandisZawawi Ahmad MughniPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P111 N50Kota KemuningGanabatirau a/l VeramanPakatan Harapan (DAP)

See also

References

  1. "Portal Rasmi PDT Klang Perutusan Pegawai Daerah Klang". www2.selangor.gov.my.
  2. "Portal Rasmi PDT Klang Orang Besar Daerah Klang". www2.selangor.gov.my.
  3. "BACKGROUND". luas.gov.my.
  4. "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.
  5. "Official Website of the Hulu Selangor District Council". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  6. "Persempadanan Mukim". Pejabat Daerah / Tanah Klang.
  7. "Peta Mukim Negeri Selangor". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  8. "Soil Maps of the World - Peninsular Malaysia". Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  9. Katiman Rostam. "Population Change of the Klang-Langat Extended Metropolitan Region, Maalaysia, 1957-2000" (PDF). Akademika. 79 (1): 1–18.
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