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The Kuala Muda District is a district in Kedah, Malaysia. Sungai Petani is the administrative center of the district. Kuala Muda district is in close proximity to the border of Kedah and Penang. Apart from Sungai Petani, other major towns in the district include Tikam Batu, Padang Tembusu, Sungai Lalang, Bedong, Bukit Selambau, Sidam, Gurun, Semeling, Merbok, Kota Kuala Muda and Tanjung Dawai. The Mount Jerai is shared with the neighboring district of Yan while the Muda River is shares the bordering state of Penang. The iconic Jambatan Merdeka (Independent Bridge) connect both Tikam Batu with Bumbung Lima in Penang. Kuala Muda is the second largest and most populous district in Kedah, and it is also the site of some of the earliest civilization site in the country.

Kuala Muda District
Daerah Kuala Muda
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese瓜拉姆达县
 • Tamilகோலா மூடா
Kuala Muda District is located in Malaysia
Kuala Muda District
Kuala Muda District
Location of Kuala Muda District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°40′N 100°30′E / 5.667°N 100.500°E / 5.667; 100.500Coordinates: 5°40′N 100°30′E / 5.667°N 100.500°E / 5.667; 100.500
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
SeatSungai Petani
Local area government(s)Sungai Petani Municipal Council
Government
 • District officerNordin Yahya[1]
Area
 • Total928.35 km2 (358.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total435,959
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
09xxx
Calling code+6-044
Vehicle registration platesK

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HistoryEdit

The name Kuala Muda may derived from the river that cut cross the southern part of Kedah, Sungai Muda (Muda River) which meets the Strait of Melaka in the fishing village of Kampung Sungai Muda, Kota Kuala Muda. Confluences of the river were also part of the Kedah history; Sungai Merbok and Sungai Mas harboured among the earliest civilazation in the country, Sungai Sungai Petani, Sungai Semeling and Sungai Ketil. Ancient ruins and artifacts can be found across the districts, from temple-like structures or candis, the Kota Kuala Muda Gates, ancient boats called Perahu Sagor, glass beads, Buddhist and Hindu statues and potteries.

The district suffered from the 2004 tsunami which caused 11 casualties.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kuala Muda District is divided into 16 mukims, which are:[5]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P12 Jerai Sabri Bin Azit PAS
P14 Merbok Nor Azrina Binti Surip @ Nurin Aina Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P15 Sungai Petani Johari Bin Abdul Pakatan Harapan (PH)


List of Kuala Muda district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P12 N22 Gurun Johari Bin Abdul Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P14 N25 Bukit Selambau Summugam A/L Rengasamy Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P14 N26 Tanjong Dawai Hanif Bin Ghazali PAS
P15 N27 Pantai Merdeka Ahmad Fadzli Bin Hashim PAS
P15 N28 Bakar Arang Ooi Tze Min Pakatan Harapan (PH)
P15 N29 Sidam Robert Ling Kui Ee Pakatan Harapan (PH)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://pdkm.kedah.gov.my/index.php/direktori/pejabat-daerah
  2. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Kuala Muda - Sejarah Pentadbiran". pdkm.kedah.gov.my.
  3. ^ "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. ^ "Sembilan tahun menanti pembukaan Galeri Tsunami di Kota Kuala Muda" (in Malay). Utusan Online. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "PEJABAT DAERAH KUALA MUDA". pejabatdaerahkualamuda.blogspot.my.