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Setiu is one of the districts in Terengganu, Malaysia. This district is bordered by Besut to the north, Hulu Terengganu to the west, and on the south, Kuala Nerus District.

Setiu District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Setiu
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi ستيو
 • Chinese 士兆县
 • Tamil செத்தியூ
Flag of Setiu District
Flag
Location of Setiu District in Terengganu
Location of Setiu District in Terengganu
Setiu District is located in Malaysia
Setiu District
Setiu District
Location of Setiu District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°35′N 102°45′E / 5.583°N 102.750°E / 5.583; 102.750Coordinates: 5°35′N 102°45′E / 5.583°N 102.750°E / 5.583; 102.750
Country  Malaysia
State  Terengganu
Seat Bandar Permaisuri
Local area government(s) Setiu District Council
Government
 • District officer Rosdi Awang[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 1,304.36 km2 (503.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 54,405
 • Estimate (2014)[4] 61,700
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 22xxx
Calling code +6-09-6
Vehicle registration plates T

Setiu is the second youngest and least populated district in Terengganu. Its capital is Bandar Permaisuri which also serves as its economic and commercial centre. Other towns are Chalok, Sungai Tong, and Penarik.

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DemographicsEdit

Majority of the inhabitants of Setiu are ethnic Malays, with remainder from the minority Chinese and Indian communities. Most Malays in Setiu speaks Kelantan-Pattani Malay but those that live near with Kuala Nerus speaks Terengganu Malay.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Setiu is divided into 7 mukims, which are:[2]

  • Chaluk
  • Guntung
  • Hulu Nerus
  • Hulu Setiu
  • Merang
  • Pantai
  • Tasik

Tourist attractionsEdit

Among the places of interest in this district are Terengganu International Equestrian Park (TIEP), Setiu Wetlands, Lata Payung, Lata Changkah, Mount Tebu, Rhu Sepuluh Beach, and Terrapuri CUltural Village.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Administrator. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Dungun". pdtsetiu.terengganu.gov.my. 
  2. ^ a b Administrator. "LATARBELAKANG DAERAH SETIU". pdtsetiu.terengganu.gov.my. 
  3. ^ "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. ^ Administrator. "Pengenalan Daerah Dungun". pdtdungun.terengganu.gov.my.