Beaufort District

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Beaufort District
Daerah Beaufort
Beaufort District Council
Beaufort District Council office.
Location of Beaufort District
Coordinates: 5°20′44.84″N 115°44′40.43″E / 5.3457889°N 115.7445639°E / 5.3457889; 115.7445639Coordinates: 5°20′44.84″N 115°44′40.43″E / 5.3457889°N 115.7445639°E / 5.3457889; 115.7445639
Country  Malaysia
State  Sabah
Division Interior
Capital Beaufort
 • District Officer Wong Foo Tin
 • Total 1,735 km2 (670 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 64,350

The Beaufort District (/ˈbfərt/; Malay: Daerah Beaufort) is an administrative district in the Malaysian state of Sabah, part of the Interior Division which includes the districts of Beaufort, Keningau, Kuala Penyu, Nabawan, Sipitang, Tambunan and Tenom. The capital of the district is in Beaufort Town.


The district was named after the former British North Borneo Governor Leicester Paul Beaufort.[1]


The area of Beaufort was discovered by the British in 1898 during the administration of the North Borneo Chartered Company.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the population of the district was 64,350 inhabitants.[3] The population is divided among the larger communities and the total area of the district as follows:

Beaufort District 64,350 inhabitants
Beaufort 12,742
Bukau 50
Gadong 11
Kota Klias 203
Limbawang 1
Lingkungan 13
Membakut 516
Padas Damit 125
Weston 334
Remaining areas 50,355

Beaufort mainly Bisaya, Brunei Malay, Kedayan, Murut people and Lundayeh/Lun Bawang and


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Latar belakang Daerah Beaufort" (in Malay). Beaufort District Council. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Profail Daerah Beaufort" (in Malay). Beaufort District Office. Archived from the original on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Population by ethnic group, Local Authority area and state, Malaysia" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2017. 

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