Kota Bharu District

The Kota Bharu District is a district in northern Kelantan, Malaysia. As of 2020, the district's population is estimated to be 608,600.[4] It contains the state capital, Kota Bharu, as well as Pengkalan Chepa and Ketereh.

Kota Bharu District
Jajahan Kota Bharu
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiكوت بهارو
 • Chinese哥打峇鲁县
 • Tamilகோத்தா பாரு
Flag of Kota Bharu District
Location of Kota Bharu District in Kelantan
Location of Kota Bharu District in Kelantan
Kota Bharu District is located in Malaysia
Kota Bharu District
Kota Bharu District
Location of Kota Bharu District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 6°5′N 102°16′E / 6.083°N 102.267°E / 6.083; 102.267Coordinates: 6°5′N 102°16′E / 6.083°N 102.267°E / 6.083; 102.267
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
SeatKota Bharu
Local area government(s)Kota Bharu Municipal Council (Kota Bharu North)
Ketereh District Council (Kota Bharu South)
Government
 • District officerHaji Mohd Anis Bin Hussein[1]
 • Administrative officeKota Bharu Land Officers and Colony
Area
 • Total409 km2 (158 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[3]
 • Total608,600
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
15xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD

Kota Bharu district is surrounded by six other districts, namely Bachok District, Pasir Puteh District, Machang District, Pasir Mas District and Tumpat District clockwise.

Map of Kota Bharu District and its neighbourhoods

Municipal areasEdit

Kota Bharu region contains two municipal areas within its borders:

  • Islamic City of Kota Bharu Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran Kota Bharu Bandaraya Islam, MPKB-BRI), which manages downtown Kota Bharu, Pengkalan Chepa and Kubang Kerian; and
  • Ketereh District Council (Majlis Daerah Ketereh, MDKetereh), which administers the southern part of Kota Bharu District, including the Salor salient, Ketereh and Kok Lanas.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 366,770—    
2000 398,835+8.7%
2010 468,438+17.5%
2020 555,757+18.6%
Source: [5]

In 2010, Kota Bharu has a population of 491,237 people.[3] By 2020, its population has risen to 608,600.

Ranking Population of Kota Bharu District (Jajahan), 2010.

Rank Sub-districts (Daerah) Population 2010 Local authority
1 Panji 73,315 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
2 Kubang Kerian 57,259 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
3 Ketereh 41,835 Ketereh District Council
4 Bandar Kota Bharu
(downtown)
44,757 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
5 Kemumin 41,392 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
6 Badang
(Mouth of the Kelantan River)
35,957 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
7 Kota 24,364 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
8 Sering 24,309 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
9 Peringat 24,137 Ketereh District Council
10 Banggu 23,049 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
11 Kadok 19,554 Ketereh District Council
12 Limbat 18,796 Kota Bharu Municipal Council
13 Pendek 17,254 Ketereh District Council
14 Salor 11,255 Ketereh District Council
15 Dewan Beta 11,205 Ketereh District Council

PoliticsEdit

Kota Bharu is represented in the Parliament of Malaysia. For electoral purposes, the district is divided into four constituencies in the Kota Bharu electoral region. Each constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit

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

Parliament

Constituency

Member of Parliament

Party

P20

Pengkalan Chepa Ahmad Marzuk Shaary Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P21

Kota Bharu Takiyuddin Hassan Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P24

Kubang Kerian Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P26

Ketereh Annuar Musa Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

List of Kota Bharu district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament

State

Constituency

State Assemblyman

Party

P20

N5 Kijang Izani Husin Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P20

N6 Chempaka Ahmad Fathan Mahmod Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P20

N7 Panchor Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P21

N8 Tanjong Mas Rohani Ibrahim Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P21

N9 Kota Lama Tan Teng Loon @ Anuar Tan Abdullah Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P21

N10 Bunut Payong Ramli Mamat Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P24

N17 Salor Saiful Adli Abu Bakar Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P24

N18 Pasir Tumboh Abd Rahman Yunus Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P24

N19 Demit Mumtaz Md Nawi Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P26

N23 Melor Md. Yusnan bin Yusof Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P26

N24 Kadok Azami Mohd Nor Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

P26

N25 Kok Lanas Md. Alwi Che Ahmad Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Kota Bharu - Perutusan Ketua Jajahan". www.ptjkb.kelantan.gov.my. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  2. ^ "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Kota Bharu - Latar Belakang PTJKB". www.ptjkb.kelantan.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2017-11-27.
  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. ^ https://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/uploads/files/7_Publication/Infographic/PocketStats/Negeri/Kelantan/ST1-2020/Poket_Stats_Kelantan_ST1_2020.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.