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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
Daerah Setiu
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiستيو
 • Chinese士兆县
 • Tamilசெத்தியூ
Flag of Setiu District
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
SeatBandar Permaisuri
Local area government(s)Setiu District Council
 • District officerRosdi Awang[1]
 • Total1,304.36 km2 (503.62 sq mi)
 • Total54,405
 • Estimate 
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-09-6
Vehicle registration platesT

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.



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.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit

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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P34 Setiu Shaharizukirnain Abdul Kadir Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)

List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Terengganu

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P34 N5 Jabi Azman Ibrahim Gagasan Sejahtera (PAS)
P34 N6 Permaisuri Abdul Halim Jusoh Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P34 N7 Langkap Sabri Mohd Noor Barisan Nasional (UMNO)
P34 N8 Batu Rakit Bazlan Abdul Rahman Barisan Nasional (UMNO)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Administrator. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Dungun".
  2. ^ a b Administrator. "LATARBELAKANG DAERAH SETIU".
  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".