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.
|Also known as:|
Jajahan (Collectivity) (Kelantan)
Bahagian (Division) (Sabah and Sarawak)
|Category||Second-level administrative division|
|Location||States of Malaysia|
|Populations||Greatest: Petaling District, Selangor—1,812,633 (2010)|
Least: Pakan District, Sarawak—15,480 (2010)
|Areas||Largest: Kapit Division, Sarawak—38,934 km2 (15,033 sq mi)|
Smallest: Northeast Penang Island District, Penang—124 km2 (48 sq mi)
|Government||City 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)
Daerah (District) (Kelantan, Sabah and Sarawak)
In East Malaysia, a district is a subdivision of a division of a state. 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.
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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