Yan District

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The Yan District is a district in Kedah, Malaysia. It is bordered by Kota Setar District to the north, Pendang District to the northeast and Kuala Muda District to the south. Yan District is along the coast of the Straits of Malacca. It is the smallest municipality in Kedah.

Yan District
Daerah Yan
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi ين
 • Chinese铅县
 • Tamilயான்
Location of Yan District in Kedah
Location of Yan District in Kedah
Yan District is located in Malaysia
Yan District
Yan District
Location of Yan District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°48′N 100°22′E / 5.800°N 100.367°E / 5.800; 100.367Coordinates: 5°48′N 100°22′E / 5.800°N 100.367°E / 5.800; 100.367
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
SeatYan Besar
Local area government(s)Yan District Council
 • District officerMohamad Subhi Abdullah
 • Total241.78 km2 (93.35 sq mi)
 • Total67,653
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK
Yan District Council

Majlis Daerah Yan
The Seal of Yan District Council.png
Founded1 March 1979
Mohamad Subhi Abdullah
District Secretary
Mohd Akmal Azzimi

"Yan Besar" is the administrative town of Yan district, complete with administrative facilities such like Police Stations, magistrate court, district and land office. Its lifestyle is laid-back and slow-paced, with weekend attractions of natural waterfalls nearby. It also attract most pensioners to build their dream house for pleasant retirement or nurture some local fruit orchards. The waterfalls derived from the Jerai Mountain are known as Seri Perigi,[3] Tangga Kenari/Titi Hayun,[4] Batu Hampar [5] and Puteri Mandi.[6]

Seri Perigi waterfall

It is also famous for Mount Jerai, which is the tallest peak in Kedah at 1242 metres (3,235 ft) and is easily accessible from the town. Visitors can climb by stairs to the peak of Mount Jerai via Titi Hayun.

Pulau Bunting Bridge is a bridge that connects Pulau Bunting to Yan district. It is the only bridge connecting an island in Kedah.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Map of Yan District

Yan is divided into 5 mukims, which are:[7]

  • Dulang
  • Sala Besar
  • Singkir
  • Sungai Daun
  • Yan


Historical population
1991 60,483—    
2000 62,217+2.9%
2010 66,606+7.1%
2020 73,384+10.2%
Source: [8]

People from YanEdit

Federal Parliament and State Assembly seatsEdit

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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P12 Jerai Sabri Bin Azit Perikatan Nasional (PAS)

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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P12 N20 Sungai Limau Mohd Azam Bin Abd Samat Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P12 N21 Guar Chempedak Ku Abd Rahman Bin Ku Ismail Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)


  1. ^ "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Yan - Mengenai Kami". pty.kedah.gov.my.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Seri Perigi at visitkedah.com.my
  4. ^ Titi Hayun at visitkedah.com.my
  5. ^ Batu Hampar at visitkedah.com.my
  6. ^ Puteri Mandi at mdy.gov.my
  7. ^ "Kod dan Nama Sempadan Pentadbiran Tanah, Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI) KEDAH" (PDF). Jawatankuasa Teknikal Standard MyGDI (JTSM). 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.