North Seberang Perai District

The North Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, abbreviation as “SPU”), is an administrative district on the mainland part of Penang State, Malaysia. It covers an area of 267 square kilometres, and had a population of 286,323 at the 2010 Census.[3] The district is bordered by Muda River in the north which separates Kuala Muda district in Kedah, Kedah state border in the east which separates Kulim district, Perai River in the south which separates Central Seberang Perai and North Channel which separates Penang Island. The district capital is Kepala Batas, and the largest town is Butterworth. Other localities that are located in North Seberang Perai include Penaga, Pinang Tunggal, Bertam, Tasek Gelugor, Teluk Air Tawar and Mak Mandin. It is one of the three administrative districts in the Seberang Perai region, the mainland portion of Penang State. Paddy is largely cultivated in North Seberang Perai as most parts of it is covered by paddy fields.[4]

North Seberang Perai District
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara
Other transcription(s)
  Chinese威北县
  Tamilவட செபாராங் பிறை
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Penang
North Seberang Perai District
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°28′N 100°26′E
Country Malaysia
State Penang
SeatKepala Batas
Largest cityButterworth
Local area government(s)Seberang Perai City Council
Government
  District officerMarlia Belia[1]
Area
  Total267 km2 (103 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
  Total286,323
  Estimate 
(2015)[2]
310,700
  Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
12000-13800
Calling code+6-043
Vehicle registration platesP

Administrative divisions

SPU District is divided into 15 mukims and also consist of 2 towns which are Butterworth and Kepala Batas[5][6]

Demographics

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

Ethnic groups in SPU, 2010 census
EthnicityPopulationPercentage
Bumiputera173,64760.6%
Chinese88,96831.1%
Indian22,9738.0%
Others7350.3%
Total286,323100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats


List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P41 Kepala BatasReezal Merican bin Naina MericanBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 Tasek GelugorShabudin bin YahyaIndependent
P43 BaganLim Guan EngPakatan Harapan (DAP)


List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Penang

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P41 N1PenagaMohd Yusni Bin Mat PiahPAS
P41 N2BertamKhaliq Mehtab Bin Mohd IshaqPakatan Harapan (PPBM)
P41 N3Pinang TunggalAhmad Zaki Yuddin Bin Abd RahmanPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P42 N4Permatang BeranganNor Hafizah Binti OthmanBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N5Sungai DuaMuhammad Yusoff bin Mohd NoorBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N6Telok Air TawarMustafa Kamal Bin AhmadPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P43 N7Sungai PuyuPhee Boon PohPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N8Bagan JermalSoon Lip CheePakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N9Bagan DalamSatees A/L MuniandyPakatan Harapan (DAP)

See also

References

  1. Webmaster, SPU. "Senarai Pegawai Daerah PDTSPU". spu.penang.gov.my.
  2. "2017 Q2 statistics" (PDF). Penang Institute.
  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. http://spu.penang.gov.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=48&lang=ms
  5. "Pengenalan". spu.penang.gov.my.
  6. "UPI - Unique Parcel Identifier". myliis3.mygeoportal.gov.my.
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