Kota Belud District

The Kota Belud District (Malay: Daerah Kota Belud) is an administrative district in the Malaysian state of Sabah, part of the West Coast Division which includes the districts of Kota Belud, Kota Kinabalu, Papar, Penampang, Putatan, Ranau and Tuaran. The capital of the district is in Kota Belud Town.

Kota Belud District
Daerah Kota Belud
Kota Belud District Council Office
Kota Belud District Council office.
Official seal of Kota Belud District
Location of Kota Belud District
Location of Kota Belud District
Coordinates: 6°21′00″N 116°26′00″E / 6.35000°N 116.43333°E / 6.35000; 116.43333Coordinates: 6°21′00″N 116°26′00″E / 6.35000°N 116.43333°E / 6.35000; 116.43333
Country Malaysia
State Sabah
DivisionWest Coast
CapitalKota Belud
 • District OfficerMohd Najib Muntok
 • Total1,386 km2 (535 sq mi)
 • Total91,272


Kota Belud gained its name from the combination of two words in Bajau language. Kota means "fort" while Belud means a "hill" which consequently giving the meaning of "fort in a hill".[1]


In the past before the existence of a government body, there was often hostility between the races of different villages in the area. In order to defending themselves, they had to find a place to survive their opposition attacks. Hence, the Bajaus have chosen a hill as their fortress which subsequently known as "Kota Belud".[1]


According to the last census in 2010, the population of Kota Belud district is estimated to be around 91,27,[2] mainly Bajau, Illanun people and Dusun. As in other districts of Sabah, there are a significant number of illegal immigrants from the nearby southern Philippines, mainly from the Sulu Archipelago and Mindanao, many of whom are not included in the population statistics.

Mukim in Kota Belud DistrictEdit

1 Mukim Ambong

2 Mukim Bandar Kota Belud

3 Mukim Dudar

4 Mukim Kaguraan

5 Mukim Kadaiman

6 Mukim Kadamaian

7 Mukim Kebayau

8 Mukim Kedatuan

9 Mukim Kelawat

10 Mukim Kulambai

11 Mukim Kinasaraban

12 Mukim Lasau

13 Mukim Mangkulat

14 Mukim Pirasan

15 Mukim Rampayan 16 Mukim Rosok

17 Mukim Sembirai

18 Mukim Taginambur

19 Mukim Taun Gusi

20 Mukim Tempasuk

Notable PersonEdit




  • Gary Chaw - Only Malaysian that have won 19th Golden Melody Awards 'Best Male Mandarin Singer', one of the most prestigious award in Chinese song industry


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Latar Belakang Daerah" (in Malay). Kota Belud District Office. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "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.

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kota Belud District at Wikimedia Commons