Kapit Division

Kapit Division, formed on 2 April 1973, is one of the twelve administrative divisions in Sarawak, Malaysia. It has a total area of 38,934 square kilometres, and is the largest of the administrative divisions of Sarawak.

Kapit Division
Bahagian Kapit
Location of Kapit Division Bahagian Kapit
Division Office locationKapit
Local area government(s)Majlis Daerah Kapit (MDK), Majlis Daerah Song (MDS), Majlis Daerah Belaga (MDB)
Area
 • Total38,934 km2 (15,033 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total114,924
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
ResidentNyurak Keti
License plate prefixQP

Its population (year 2010 census) was 114,924. Ethnically, the population of Kapit Division was 68.7% Iban, 19.1% Orang Ulu, 7% Chinese, 3.4% Malay, 1.3% Melanau, and 0.3% Bidayuh, and 0.1% "other".

Kapit Division consists of three districts (Kapit, Song and Belaga) and two sub-districts (Nanga Merit and Sungai Asap).

Some 86% of the land area is held in forest reserve. The economy is largely agricultural, based on forestry, oil palm, paddy, rubber, banana, and pepper. Other natural resources include coal. The Bakun Dam is based partly in Kapit Division.

AdmistrationEdit

Members of ParliamentEdit

Parliament Member of Parliament Party
P215 Kapit YB Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi GPS (PBB)
P216 Hulu Rajang YB Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong GPS (PRS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. iv. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.

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Coordinates: 1°57′07.2″N 112°56′35.1″E / 1.952000°N 112.943083°E / 1.952000; 112.943083