North Seberang Perai District

The North Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, abbreviation as “SPU”), is an administrative district on the mainland part of Penang State, Malaysia. It covers an area of 267 square kilometres, and had a population of 286,323 at the 2010 Census.[3] The district is bordered by Muda River in the north which separates Kuala Muda district in Kedah, Kedah state border in the east which separates Kulim district, Perai River in the south which separates Central Seberang Perai and North Channel which separates Penang Island. The district capital is Kepala Batas, and the largest town is Butterworth. Other localities that are located in North Seberang Perai include Penaga, Pinang Tunggal, Bertam, Tasek Gelugor, Teluk Air Tawar and Mak Mandin. It is one of the three administrative districts in the Seberang Perai region, the mainland portion of Penang State. Paddy is largely cultivated in North Seberang Perai as most parts of it is covered by paddy fields.[4]

North Seberang Perai District
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiسبرڠ ڤراي اوتارا
 • Chinese威北县
 • Tamilவட செபாராங் பிறை
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Location of North Seberang Perai District in Penang
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Penang
North Seberang Perai District is located in Malaysia
North Seberang Perai District
North Seberang Perai District
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°28′N 100°26′E / 5.467°N 100.433°E / 5.467; 100.433Coordinates: 5°28′N 100°26′E / 5.467°N 100.433°E / 5.467; 100.433
Country Malaysia
State Penang
SeatKepala Batas
Largest cityButterworth
Local area government(s)Seberang Perai City Council
 • District officerMarlia Belia[1]
 • Total267 km2 (103 sq mi)
 • Total286,323
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-043
Vehicle registration platesP

Administrative divisionsEdit

SPU District is divided into 15 mukims and also consist of 2 towns which are Butterworth and Kepala Batas.[5][6]


Historical population
1991 224,647—    
2000 243,938+8.6%
2010 288,692+18.3%
2020 339,132+17.5%
Source: [7]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in SPU, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 173,647 60.6%
Chinese 88,968 31.1%
Indian 22,973 8.0%
Others 735 0.3%
Total 286,323 100%

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit

List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P41 Kepala Batas Reezal Merican Naina Merican Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 Tasek Gelugor Shabudin Yahaya Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P43 Bagan Lim Guan Eng Pakatan Harapan (DAP)

List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Penang

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P41 N1 Penaga Mohd Yusni bin Mat Piah Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P41 N2 Bertam Khaliq Mehtab bin Mohd Ishaq Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P41 N3 Pinang Tunggal Ahmad Zakiyuddin bin Abd Rahman Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P42 N4 Permatang Berangan Nor Hafizah binti Othman Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N5 Sungai Dua Muhammad Yusoff bin Mohd Noor Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N6 Telok Air Tawar Mustafa Kamal bin Ahmad Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P43 N7 Sungai Puyu Phee Boon Poh Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N8 Bagan Jermal Soon Lip Chee Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N9 Bagan Dalam Satees A/L Muniandy Pakatan Harapan (DAP)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Webmaster, SPU. "Senarai Pegawai Daerah PDTSPU".
  2. ^ a b "2017 Q2 statistics" (PDF). Penang Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  3. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Latarbelakang".
  5. ^ "Pengenalan".
  6. ^ "UPI – Unique Parcel Identifier". Archived from the original on 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  7. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.