List of districts in Malaysia

District (Malay: Daerah; Jajahan in Kelantan and Bahagian in Sabah and Sarawak) is a type of administrative division below the state level in Malaysia. An administrative district is administered by lands and district office which is headed by district officer.

Daerah (District)
Also known as:
Jajahan (Collectivity) (Kelantan)
Bahagian (Division) (Sabah and Sarawak)
CategorySecond-level administrative division
LocationStates of Malaysia
PopulationsGreatest: Petaling District, Selangor—1,812,633 (2010)
Least: Pakan District, Sarawak—15,480 (2010)[1]
AreasLargest: Kapit Division, Sarawak—38,934 km2 (15,033 sq mi)
Smallest: Northeast Penang Island District, Penang—124 km2 (48 sq mi)
GovernmentCity hall, city council, municipal council, district council (in all states and Kuala Lumpur)
Corporation (in Labuan and Putrajaya)
Local authority (in Kulim, Kedah)
Town board (in Kudat, Sabah)
Development authority (in Bintulu, Sarawak)
SubdivisionsMukim (Parish)
Daerah (District) (Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak)
Districts in West Malaysia
Districts in East Malaysia

In Peninsular Malaysia, a district is a subdivision of a state. A mukim is a subdivision of a district. The mukim is however of less importance with respect to the administration of land.

In East Malaysia, a district is a subdivision of a division of a state.[2] For example, Tuaran is a district within the West Coast Division of Sabah. A district is usually named after the main town or its administrative capital; for example, the town of Sandakan is the capital of the Sandakan District, as well as the capital of Sandakan Division. In Sarawak, some districts are further divided into sub-districts (daerah kecil; literally "small district") before the mukim level, while Sabah are not divided into mukim.

An administrative district can be distinguished from a local government area where the former deals with land administration and revenue while the latter deals with the planning and delivery of basic infrastructure to its inhabitants. Administrative district boundaries are usually coextensive with local government area boundaries but may sometimes differ especially in urbanised areas. For example, the local government of Petaling District in Selangor are administrated by Petaling Jaya City Council, Shah Alam City Council and Subang Jaya Municipal Council; or even the local government of both Northeast Penang Island District and Southwest Penang Island District in Penang are administrated by Penang Island City Council. The below is a list of districts in Malaysia.

By states

West Malaysia

  City-status District
  Municipal-status District
Federal Territory/State District Name Capital/Largest settlement Local Government Population (2010[3]) Area (km²) Density
 Federal Territory (Malaysia)
N/A  Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur H 16746212436,891.4
N/A  Putrajaya Putrajaya P 72413491,477.8
Batu Pahat District Batu Pahat Batu Pahat M
Yong Peng D
Johor Bahru District Johor Bahru Johor Bahru C
Iskandar Puteri C
Pasir Gudang M
Kluang District Kluang Kluang M
Simpang Renggam D
Kota Tinggi District Kota Tinggi Kota Tinggi D
Pengerang M
Kulai District Kulai Kulai M 251650754333.8
Mersing District Mersing Mersing D 70894283825.0
Muar District Muar Muar M 2479571354183.1
Pontian District Pontian Kechil Pontian D 155541933166.7
Segamat District Segamat Segamat M
Labis D
Tangkak District Tangkak Tangkak D 136852970141.1
Baling District Baling Baling D 135646153088.7
Bandar Baharu District Serdang Bandar Baharu D 42341271156.2
Kota Setar District Alor Setar Alor Setar C 366787423867.1
Kuala Muda District Sungai Petani Sungai Petani M 456605928492.0
Kubang Pasu District Jitra Kubang Pasu M 220740946233.3
Kulim District Kulim Kulim M
Kulim Hi-Tech
Industrial Park LA
Langkawi District Kuah Langkawi M 94777478198.3
Padang Terap District Kuala Nerang Padang Terap D 62896135746.3
Pendang District Pendang Pendang D 94962629151.0
Pokok Sena District Pokok Sena Alor Setar C 49506242204.6
Sik District Sik Sik D 67378163641.2
Yan District Yan Besar Yan D 68319242282.3
Bachok District Bachok Bachok D 133152264504.4
Gua Musang District Gua Musang Gua Musang D 90057798011.3
Jeli District Jeli Jeli D 40637128031.7
Kota Bharu District Kota Bharu Kota Bharu M
Ketereh D
Kuala Krai District Kuala Krai Kuala Krai D
Dabong D
Machang District Machang Machang D 93087546170.5
Pasir Mas District Pasir Mas Pasir Mas D 189292614308.3
Pasir Puteh District Pasir Puteh Pasir Puteh D 117383434270.5
Tanah Merah District Tanah Merah Tanah Merah D 121319868139.8
Tumpat District Tumpat Tumpat D 153976170905.7
Alor Gajah District Alor Gajah Alor Gajah M
Hang Tuah Jaya M
Central Melaka District Melaka City Melaka C
Hang Tuah Jaya M
Jasin District Jasin Jasin M
Hang Tuah Jaya M
 Negeri Sembilan
Jelebu District Kuala Klawang Jelebu D 39200135029.0
Jempol District Bandar Seri Jempol Jempol M 116576149178.2
Kuala Pilah District Kuala Pilah Kuala Pilah D 66092109060.6
Port Dickson District Port Dickson Port Dickson M 115361572201.7
Rembau District Rembau Rembau D 43011415103.6
Seremban District Seremban Seremban M
Nilai M
Tampin District Tampin Tampin D 8488987996.6
Bentong District Bentong Bentong M 119817183165.4
Bera District Bandar Bera Bera D 97882221444.2
Cameron Highlands District Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands D 3847171254.0
Jerantut District Jerantut Jerantut D 91096720812.6
Kuantan District Kuantan Kuantan M 4619062960156.0
Lipis District Kuala Lipis Lipis D 89730516817.4
Maran District Maran Maran D 115424199657.8
Pekan District Pekan Pekan D 110633384628.8
Raub District Raub Raub D 95506226842.1
Rompin District Kuala Rompin Rompin D
Tioman DA
Temerloh District Temerloh Temerloh M 165451225173.5
Central Seberang Perai District Bukit Mertajam Seberang Perai C 3719752381,562.9
North Seberang Perai District Kepala Batas Seberang Perai C 2959792671,108.5
Northeast Penang Island District George Town Penang Island C 5202421244,195.5
South Seberang Perai District Sungai Jawi Seberang Perai C 171045242706.8
Southwest Penang Island District Balik Pulau Penang Island C 2021421751,155.1
Bagan Datuk District Bagan Datuk Teluk Intan M 70300951.5273.9
Batang Padang District Tapah Tapah D 1236001794.1868.9
Hilir Perak District Teluk Intan Teluk Intan M 138270792.07174.6
Hulu Perak District Gerik Gerik D
Lenggong D
Pengkalan Hulu D
Kampar District Kampar Kampar D 98978669.8147.8
Kerian District Parit Buntar Kerian D 179706921.47195.0
Kinta District Batu Gajah Ipoh C
Batu Gajah D
Kuala Kangsar District Kuala Kangsar Kuala Kangsar M 1595052563.6162.2
Larut, Matang and Selama District Taiping Taiping M
Selama D
Manjung District Seri Manjung Manjung M 2322771113.58208.6
Muallim District Tanjung Malim Tanjong Malim D 69639934.3574.5
Perak Tengah District Seri Iskandar Perak Tengah D 1011281279.4679.0
 Perlis N/A Kangar Kangar M 231541821282.0
Gombak District Bandar Baru Selayang Selayang M
Ampang Jaya M
Hulu Langat District Bandar Baru Bangi Kajang M
Ampang Jaya M
Hulu Selangor District Kuala Kubu Bharu Hulu Selangor D 1981321740113.9
Klang District Klang Klang M
Shah Alam C
Kuala Langat District Teluk Datok Kuala Langat M 224648858261.8
Kuala Selangor District Kuala Selangor Kuala Selangor D 2095901195175.4
Petaling District Subang Petaling Jaya C
Shah Alam C
Subang Jaya M
Sabak Bernam District Sabak Sabak Bernam D 105777997106.1
Sepang District Salak Tinggi Sepang M 211361600352.3
Besut District Kampung Raja Besut D 1409521234114.2
Dungun District Kuala Dungun Dungun M 154932273556.6
Hulu Terengganu District Kuala Berang Hulu Terengganu D 72052387518.6
Kemaman District Chukai Kemaman M 171383253667.6
Kuala Nerus District Kuala Nerus Kuala Terengganu C 173800399435.6
Kuala Terengganu District Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu C 184600210879.0
Marang District Marang Marang D 97857667146.7
Setiu District Bandar Permaisuri Setiu D 55517130442.6

East Malaysia

Federal Territory/State Division Name Capital Council Population (2010[3]) Area (km²) Density
 Federal Territory (Malaysia) N/A  Labuan Victoria Labuan C 8690892944.7
Interior Beaufort District Beaufort Beaufort D 64350173537.1
Sandakan Beluran District Beluran Beluran D 104484834512.5
Interior Keningau District Keningau Keningau D 173103353349.0
West Coast Kota Belud District Kota Belud Kota Belud D 91272138665.9
Sandakan Kinabatangan District Kinabatangan Kinabatangan D 146987800018.4
West Coast Kota Kinabalu District Kota Kinabalu Kota Kinabalu C 4629633501,322.8
Kudat Kota Marudu District Kota Marudu Kota Marudu D 66374191734.6
Interior Kuala Penyu District Kuala Penyu Kuala Penyu D 1895845341.8
Kudat Kudat District Kudat Kudat D 83140128764.6
Tawau Kunak District Kunak Kunak D 61094113453.9
Tawau Lahad Datu District Lahad Datu Lahad Datu D 199830650130.7
Interior Nabawan District Nabawan Nabawan D 3180760895.2
West Coast Papar District Papar Papar D 1244201234100.8
West Coast Penampang District Penampang Penampang D 121934466261.7
West Coast Putatan District Putatan Putatan D 5473329.71,842.9
Kudat Pitas District Pitas Pitas D 37808141926.6
West Coast Ranau District Ranau Ranau D 94092297831.6
Sandakan Sandakan District Sandakan Sandakan M 3962902266174.9
Tawau Semporna District Semporna Semporna D 1331641145116.3
Interior Sipitang District Sipitang Sipitang D 348622732.512.8
Interior Tambunan District Tambunan Tambunan D 35667134726.5
Tawau Tawau District Tawau Tawau M 397673612564.9
Sandakan Telupid District Telupid Telupid D
Interior Tenom District Tenom Tenom D 55553240923.1
Sandakan Tongod District Tongod Kinabatangan D 35341100523.5
West Coast Tuaran District Tuaran Tuaran D 102411116587.9
Betong Betong District Betong Betong D 62131
Kabong District Kabong Saratok D N/A
Pusa District Pusa Betong D N/A
Saratok District Saratok Saratok D 46094
Bintulu District Bintulu Bintulu DA 189146
Tatau District Tatau Bintulu DA 30383
Kapit Belaga District Belaga Kapit D[4] 36114
Kapit District Kapit Kapit D 56053
Song District Song Kapit D 20595
Bukit Mabong District[5] Bukit Mabong Kapit D N/A
Kuching Bau District Bau Bau D 54246
Kuching District Kuching Kuching North C
Kuching South C
Padawan M
Lundu District Lundu Lundu D 33413
Limbang Lawas District Lawas Lawas D 38385
Limbang District Limbang Limbang D 48186
Miri Beluru District Bakong Marudi D N/A
Marudi District Marudi Marudi D 64018
Miri District Miri Subis D
Miri C
Subis District Subis Subis D N/A
Telang Usan District Long Lama Marudi D N/A
Mukah Dalat District Dalat Dalat and Mukah D 19062
Daro District Daro Matu and Daro D 30671
Matu District Matu Matu and Daro D 17369
Mukah District Mukah Dalat and Mukah D 42922
Tanjung Manis District Tanjung Manis Matu and Daro D N/A
Asajaya District Asajaya Kota Samarahan M 31874
Samarahan District Samarahan Kota Samarahan M[6][7] 87923
Simunjan District Simunjan Simunjan D 39226
Sarikei Julau District Julau Meradong and Julau D 15816
Meradong District Bintangor Meradong and Julau D 29441
Pakan District Pakan Meradong and Julau D 15480
Sarikei District Sarikei Sarikei D 58021
Serian[8] Serian District Serian Serian D 91599
Tebedu District Tebedu Serian D N/A
Sibu Kanowit District Kanowit Kanowit D 28954
Sibu District Sibu Sibu D
Sibu Rural D
Selangau District Selangau Sibu Rural D 22819
Sri Aman Lubok Antu District Lubok Antu Lubok Antu D 27984
Sri Aman District Sri Aman Sri Aman D 66790

Subdistricts (Mukim)

In the 11 states of the Peninsular Malaysia including the Federal Territories, there are subdistricts that been administered by the district council and also the state government. For a list, see Category:Mukims of Malaysia.

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See also


  1. "The Official Portal of the Sarawak Government".
  2. "Malaysia Districts". Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  3. "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. Lian Cheng; Peter Sibon (23 January 2016). "Call for Belaga to have own district council". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  5. "Launch of Bukit Mabong, Tunoh, Kapit by the Chief Minister of Sarawak". Sarawak Regional Corridor Development Authority. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  6. Lian Cheng (11 November 2016). "It's Kota Samarahan Municipal Council effective today". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. "Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Daerah Samarahan".
  8. Samuel Aubrey (12 April 2015). "Serian now a division". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
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