|Division Office location||Miri|
|Local area government (s)||Miri City Council (MBM) |
Majlis Daerah Subis (MDS)
Majlis Daerah Marudi (MDM)
|• Total||26,777.1 km2 (10,338.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||12/km2 (31/sq mi)|
|Resident||Antonio Kahti Galis|
|License plate prefix||QM|
The population of Miri Division (year 2000 census) was 316,400. Ethnically, the population was Iban, Chinese, Malay (mostly Bruneian and Kedayan), Melanau, Kayan, Kenyah, Lun Bawang and Kelabit. Due to the petroleum industry, there is also a large foreign worker population.
The economy is largely based on petroleum and natural gas extraction from both onshore and offshore wells, and related petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas and chemical production. Another major industry is timber processing from Miri's huge tropical rainforest. Processed wood products, rather than log export has been given priority by the government. Agriculture is includes oil palm, rubber, and pepper as the main products. Tourism, particularly ecotourism, is a growing component of the economy.