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Sik District is a district in Kedah, Malaysia.

Sik District
Daerah Sik
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiسيك
 • Chinese锡县
 • Tamilசிக்
Sik District is located in Malaysia
Sik District
Sik District
Location of Sik District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°50′N 100°45′E / 5.833°N 100.750°E / 5.833; 100.750Coordinates: 5°50′N 100°45′E / 5.833°N 100.750°E / 5.833; 100.750
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
SeatSik
Local area government(s)Sik District Council
Government
 • District officerZhodi Saad[1]
Area
 • Total1,634.56 km2 (631.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total65,774
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
08xxx
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK

EtymologyEdit

The name of the district was derived from the Arab word "Syed" or "Sheikh" (pronounced as such in Pattani Malay as "Sik" and "Saik"), after the Arab missionaries who spread Islam into the region.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Sik District is divided into nine mukims, which are:[4]

  • Teloi
  • Jeneri
  • Sik
  • Sok
  • Sik Town
  • Pekan Batu Lima Sik
  • Pekan Gulau
  • Pekan Gajah Puteh
  • Pekan Charok Padang

GovernmentEdit

Sik District is administered by Sik District Council.

AttractionsEdit

Sik is famous for the Muda River, which is the longest river in Kedah and the Beris Dam, which is a water supply dam completed in 2004 at a cost of RM360 million. A popular attraction nearby is Beris Vineyard which has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening.

One village (kampung) in Mukim Teloi near the Thai border, Kampung Tupai, is notable for its many squirrels, hence the name of the village.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Sik - Perutusan Ketua Jabatan". pds.kedah.gov.my.
  2. ^ User, Super. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Sik - Profail Daerah". pds.kedah.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. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/Sik_Profil_Februari_2011[1].pdf