Kulim District

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The Kulim District is a district and town in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang. The town of Kulim, a mere 27 km (17 mi) east of Penang's capital city, George Town, also forms part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation.[citation needed]

Kulim District
Daerah Kulim
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiكوليم
 • Chinese居林县
 • Tamilகூலிம்
Location of Kulim District in Kedah
Location of Kulim District in Kedah
Kulim District is located in Malaysia
Kulim District
Kulim District
Location of Kulim District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°20′N 100°35′E / 5.333°N 100.583°E / 5.333; 100.583
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Local area government(s)Kulim Municipal Council
(Kulim town)
Kulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park Local Authority
(Kulim Hi-Tech Park)
 • District officerAbdul Bari Abdullah
 • Total765 km2 (295 sq mi)
 • Total272,024
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK
Official seal of Kulim
Kulim is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Location of Kulim town in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°21′36″N 100°32′59″E / 5.36000°N 100.54972°E / 5.36000; 100.54972
Country Malaysia
DistrictKulim District
Municipality status[3]30 Ogos 2001
 • TypeLocal government
 • BodyKulim Municipal Council
 • PresidentNadzman Mustaffa
 • Total281,260
Postal code


The Kulim's independence clock was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah (15 September 1957) and serves as the unofficial landmark for the town of Kulim.[5][6]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kulim District is divided into 15 mukims, which are:[7]

  • Bagan Sena
  • Junjung
  • Karangan
  • Keladi
  • Kulim Town
  • Lunas
  • Mahang
  • Nagalilit
  • Padang China
  • Padang Meha
  • Sedim
  • Sidam Kanan
  • Sungai Seluang
  • Sungai Ular
  • Terap
Map of Kulim District


Historical population
1991 128,356—    
2000 190,952+48.8%
2010 281,260+47.3%
2020 337,699+20.1%
Source: [8]


Kulim District is currently most notable for its flagship high technology industrial park Kulim Hi-Tech Park.

In March 2019, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali announced the Federal Government's approval to invest MYR 1.6 billion (~USD 380 million) to build the proposed Kulim International Airport.[9] In August 2019, it was announced that the proposed 17 km2 airport will have two runways, which will be able to cater to 60 flight movements per hour, or one flight landing/take-off per minute.[10]

Notable nativesEdit

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit

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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P17 Padang Serai Azman Nasrudin Perikatan Nasional (BERSATU)
P18 Kulim-Bandar Baharu Roslan Hashim Perikatan Nasional (BERSATU)

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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P17 N33 Merbau Pulas Siti Ashah Binti Ghazali Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P17 N34 Lunas Azman Bin Nasrudin Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P18 N35 Kulim Yeo Keng Chuan Pakatan Harapan (PKR)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Profil Daerah Kulim" (PDF) (in Malay). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ primuscoreadmin (30 December 2015). "Latar Belakang".
  4. ^ "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ Kulim’s Background Archived 2010-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Perbandaran Kulim (Official Website of Kulim Government). January 16, 2010.
  6. ^ Kulim’s City Centre Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, Kulim’s Municipal council website-Kulim’s Background October 31, 2010.
  7. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/KULIM_PROFIL_FEBRUARI_2011.pdf Archived 2016-11-06 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  9. ^ Tee, Kenneth (19 March 2019). "Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  10. ^ "Kulim airport to have two runways". The Star Online. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  11. ^ "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Archived from the original on 24 January 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Australian High Commission in".

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