Kinta District

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Kinta District
Daerah Kinta
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese近打县
 • Tamilகிந்தா
Location of Kinta District in Perak
Location of Kinta District in Perak
Kinta District is located in Malaysia District
Kinta District
Kinta District
Location of Kinta District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°35′N 101°05′E / 4.583°N 101.083°E / 4.583; 101.083Coordinates: 4°35′N 101°05′E / 4.583°N 101.083°E / 4.583; 101.083
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

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

History[edit]

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

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kinta District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

Government[edit]

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[edit]

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

Ethnic groups in Kinta, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 308,998 41.5%
Chinese 326,408 43.8%
Indian 107,554 14.4%
Others 1,755 0.2%
Total 744,715 100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P63 Tambun Ahmad Faizal Azumu Pakatan Harapan (PPBM)
P64 Ipoh Timor Wong Kah Woh Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 Ipoh Barat M. Kulasegaran Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 Batu Gajah V. Sivakumar Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P71 Gopeng Lee Boon Chye Pakatan Harapan (PKR)


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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P63 N23 Manjoi Asmuni Awi Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P63 N24 Hulu Kinta Muhamad Arafat Varisai Mahamad Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P64 N25 Canning Jenny Choy Tsi Jen Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P64 N26 Tebing Tinggi Abdul Aziz Bari Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P64 N27 Pasir Pinji Lee Chuan How Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N28 Bercham Ong Boon Piow Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N29 Kepayang Ko Chung Sen Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P65 N30 Buntong Sivasubramaniam Athinarayanan Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N31 Jelapang Cheah Poh Hian Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N32 Menglembu Chaw Kam Foon Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P66 N33 Tronoh Yong Choo Kiong Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P71 N44 Sungai Rapat Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
P71 N45 Simpang Pulai Tan Kar Hing Pakatan Harapan (PKR)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Perutusan Pegawai Daerah". pdtbatugajah.perak.gov.my.
  2. ^ "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "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