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Machang is one of the ten districts in the state of Kelantan, Malaysia. It is situated at the centre of the state, bordering with Kelantanese territories of Kota Bharu to the north, Pasir Puteh to the east, Tanah Merah to the west and Kuala Krai to the south. Its major town and administrative centre is Bandar Machang.

Machang District
Jajahan Machang
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiماچڠ
 • Chinese马樟县
 • Tamilமாச்சாங்
Flag of Machang District
Machang District is located in Malaysia District
Machang District
Machang District
Location of Machang District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°45′N 102°15′E / 5.750°N 102.250°E / 5.750; 102.250Coordinates: 5°45′N 102°15′E / 5.750°N 102.250°E / 5.750; 102.250
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
As sub-district1949
As full district1952
Local area government(s)Machang District Council
 • District officerIbrahim Bakri Mat Deris[1]
 • Total546.26 km2 (210.91 sq mi)
 • Total92,149
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD



Previously part of Ulu Kelantan,[4] around 1949, Machang was delineated as an autonomous sub-district of Kelantan. Owing to its rapid pace of development and active economic sector, Machang was upgraded as a full District on January 1, 1952.[5] The territory is still largely agrarian, home to a lot of paddy fields, palm and rubber plantations.

Educational InstitutionEdit

The district is the host for the Universiti Teknologi Mara (Machang Branch), 9 national secondary schools, 1 fully residential school, 3 State-Funded Islamic religious school and 20 national primary schools which include a Chinese vernacular national type primary school.


  1. Universiti Teknologi Mara Machang (UiTM)

Secondary EducationEdit

National SchoolsEdit

  1. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Machang
  2. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hamzah 1
  3. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hamzah 2
  4. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Machang
  5. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abdul Samad
  6. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsan Agama Wataniah Machang
  7. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Intan
  8. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Temangan
  9. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pangkal Meleret

Fully Residential SchoolEdit

  1. Sekolah Menengah Sains Machang

State Funded Islamic Religious SchoolEdit

  1. Maahad Tahfiz Al Quran Wal Qiraat
  2. Maahad Syamsul Maarif Lelaki
  3. Maahad Syamsul Maarif Perempuan

Primary EducationEdit

National SchoolsEdit

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Ayer Merah
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar
  3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Tiu
  4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Belukar
  5. Sekolah Kebangsaan Dewan Besar
  6. Sekolah Kebangsaan Hamzah (1)
  7. Sekolah Kebangsaan Hamzah (2)
  8. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Pek
  9. Sekolah Kebangsaan Labok
  10. Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang (1)
  11. Sekolah Kebangsaan Machang (2)
  12. Sekolah Kebangsaan Mata Ayer
  13. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai Chondong
  14. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pak Roman
  15. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Gong
  16. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Nering
  17. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pangkal Jenereh
  18. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulai Chondong
  19. Sekolah Kebangsaan Temangan
  20. Sekolah Kebangsaan Tok Bok

National School (Chinese Vernacular)Edit

  1. Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Pei Hwa


As of 2010, Machang has a population of 92,149 people.[3]

Ranking Population of Jajahan Machang.

Rank Daerah/Mukim Population 2000
1 Ulu Sat 26,800
2 Pulai Chondong 12,661
3 Labok 12,136
4 Panyit 10,330
5 Pangkal Meleret 10,225
6 Temangan 5,608


Highways 4 and 8 intersect in Machang.

KTM Intercity does not serve Machang town; however there is a railway halt in Temangan town about 10 km from Machang town centre. The halt is the only railway station operating in the Machang constituency.


  1. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Machang - Perutusan Ketua Jajahan".
  2. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Machang - Sejarah".
  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. ^ "". Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Sejarah". Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah dan Jajahan Machang. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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