Petaling District

The Petaling District is a district located in the heart of Selangor in Malaysia. Petaling is not to be confused with the city of Petaling Jaya located in it, nor the mukim of Petaling under Petaling Jaya City. The district office is located in Subang.

Petaling District
Daerah Petaling
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiڤتاليڠ
 • Chinese八打灵县
 • Tamilபெட்டாலிங்
Location of Petaling District in Selangor
Location of Petaling District in Selangor
Petaling District is located in Malaysia
Petaling District
Petaling District
Location of Petaling District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°05′N 101°35′E / 3.083°N 101.583°E / 3.083; 101.583Coordinates: 3°05′N 101°35′E / 3.083°N 101.583°E / 3.083; 101.583
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
SeatSubang, Damansara, Shah Alam, Puchong, Kelana Jaya and Petaling Jaya
Local area government(s)Petaling Jaya City Council
Shah Alam City Council
Subang Jaya City Council
 • District officerMisri Idris[1]
 • Sultan's RepresentativeEmran Kadir[2]
 • Total484.32 km2 (187.00 sq mi)
 • Total2,298,123
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
40xxx, 43xxx, 46xxx, 47xxx
Calling code+6-03-5, +6-03-6, +6-03-7, +6-03-8
Vehicle registration platesB

The district of Petaling was established on 1 February 1974, the same day Kuala Lumpur was declared a Federal Territory. This district is located in the middle of the Klang Valley adjacent to the capital and thus has experienced tremendous urbanisation. Some of the original forests remain in the Bukit Cherakah Forest Reserve (including the National Botanic Gardens), Kota Damansara Community Forest Park and Bukit Gasing. During the 1991 census, it recorded 633,165 people.[citation needed]

The official 2010 census recorded the population of Petaling as 1,660,869 people, excluding foreigners.[4] Petaling is 484.32 km² in area.[3] The urban centres are divided into the cities of Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. However, there are numerous town subdivisions, old subdistrict administrations (mukim), all of which share the same names like Damansara, Subang, and Petaling, which add much to the administrative confusion along with the rapid growth. Some five types of subdivisions exist for Petaling District, namely the re-organized municipal council majlis, the majlis subdivisions, the community names (also known as townships), electoral constituencies, and the subdivisions ("mukim").

It is host to many thriving townships such as the Damansara area, which hosts several shopping malls including a Tesco and an IKEA outlet. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport is situated in Subang.


Historical population
1991 633,165—    
2000 1,184,180+87.0%
2010 1,765,495+49.1%
2020 2,298,123+30.2%
Source: [5]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[4]

Ethnic groups in Petaling , 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 873,787 48.20%
Chinese 580,639 32.03%
Indian 193,044 10.65%
Others 13,399 0.74%
Total 1,812,633 100%

Administrative divisionsEdit

Petaling District is divided into 4 mukims. However, this definition is for historic administrative purposes only and does not reflect the modern rapid growth and subsequent reorganisation in 1997.

  1. Bukit Raja
  2. Sungai Buloh
  3. Damansara
  4. Petaling


    Petaling District and Land Office
    3 local government jurisdictions of Petaling District, red is Petaling Jaya, Upper white is Shah Alam (there is spillover to Klang District not shown), and lower white is Subang Jaya.

    The district is highly urbanised, and as such, the administration and maintenance of the public facilities in the district have been divided and delegated to the three local governments.

    Shah Alam City Council

    The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) governs the city centre of Shah Alam. It also exercises jurisdiction over some parts of the south of Klang District, Bukit Raja, Setia Alam, Subang and Sungai Buloh area.

    Petaling Jaya City Council

    The city council (MBPJ) administers the area of the city of Petaling Jaya which includes Damansara (Petaling Jaya Utara, PJU), Petaling Jaya centre and most of Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) except PJS7/PJS9/PJS11 (commonly known as Bandar Sunway) which is partially jurisdictional and postcode allocated for location purposes, and SS12-SS19 which previously administrates under MBPJ previous incarnation Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ), transferred the administration power to Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) on 1997, the same year MPSJ was upgraded from Petaling District Council.[citation needed]

    Subang Jaya City Council

    The city council governs the southern parts of the district with the main populated areas such as Subang Jaya, UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Putra Heights, Batu Tiga, parts of Puchong and Seri Kembangan under its jurisdiction.

    Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit

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

    Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
    P103 Puchong Yeo Bee Yin Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P104 Subang Wong Chen Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P105 Petaling Jaya Lee Chean Chung Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P106 Damansara Gobind Singh Deo Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P107 Sungai Buloh Ramanan Ramakrishnan Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P108 Shah Alam Azli Yusof Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
    P109 Kapar Halimah Ali Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
    P111 Kota Raja Mohamad Sabu Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)

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

    Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
    P102 N28 Sri Kembangan Ean Yong Hian Wah Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P103 N29 Sri Serdang Siti Mariah Mahmud Pakatan Harapan (AMANAH)
    P104 N30 Kinrara Ng Sze Han Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P104 N31 Subang Jaya Michelle Ng Mei Sze Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P105 N32 Seri Setia Halimey Abu Bakar Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P105 N33 Taman Medan Syamsul Firdaus Mohamed Supri Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P105 N34 Bukit Gasing Rajiv Rishyakaran Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P106 N35 Kampung Tunku Lim Yi Wei Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P106 N36 Bandar Utama Jamaliah Jamaluddin Pakatan Harapan (DAP)
    P106 N37 Bukit Lanjan Wong Keat Ping Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P107 N38 Paya Jaras Mohd Khairuddin Othman Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P107 N39 Kota Damansara Shatiri Mansor Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P108 N40 Kota Anggerik Mohd Najwan Halimi Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P108 N41 Batu Tiga Rodziah Ismail Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P109 N42 Meru Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
    P111 N50 Kota Kemuning Ganabatirau Veraman Pakatan Harapan (DAP)

    See alsoEdit


    1. ^ "Portal Rasmi PDT Petaling Senarai Pegawai Daerah Petaling".
    2. ^ "Portal Rasmi PDT Petaling Orang Besar Daerah".
    3. ^ a b "Portal Rasmi PDT Petaling Sejarah Daerah Petaling".
    4. ^ 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.
    5. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.