Batang Padang District

The Batang Padang District (Malay: Daerah Batang Padang) is a district in Perak, Malaysia. This district is administered by a local council, namely, the Tapah District Council, based in Tapah. The major towns of Batang Padang are Bidor, Tapah and Sungkai.

Batang Padang District
Daerah Batang Padang
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiدائره باتڠ ڤادڠ
  Chinese马登巴冷县
  Tamilபத்தாங் பாடாங்
Location of Batang Padang District in Perak
Batang Padang District
Location of Batang Padang District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°05′N 101°20′E
Country Malaysia
State Perak
SeatTapah
Local area government(s)Tapah District Council
Government
  District officerEn. Shahrul Affendi bin Baharudin
Area
  Total1,794.18 km2 (692.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
  Total123,600
  Estimate 
(2015)[3]
88,800
  Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
35000-35600
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

In August 2007 the Perak Government announced the discovery of large water aquifers at Batang Padang. They plan to sell the water to neighbouring Selangor to help solve future water shortage problems in that state.[4]

History

The sub-district of Tanjung Malim was split from this district to pave the way for Muallim District which was officiated on 11 January 2016.[5]

Administrative divisions

Map of Batang Padang District

Batang Padang District is divided into 4 mukims, which are:[2]

Towns and Settlements

Among the major urban settlements in Batang Padang District are:

  • Tapah, the district capital
  • Bidor
  • Sungkai
  • Chenderiang
  • Temoh
  • Tapah Road
  • Ayer Kuning
  • Banir
  • Sungai Lesong
  • Bikam

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 154,686    
2000 152,201−1.6%
2010 175,318+15.2%
2020 124,049−29.2%
Figures before 2016 includes Muallim District.
Source: [6]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P72 TapahSaravanan A/L MuruganBarisan Nasional (MIC)
P77 Tanjong MalimChang Lih KangPakatan Harapan (PKR)


List of Batang Padang district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P72 N47ChenderiangChoong Sin HengBarisan Nasional (MCA)
P72 N48Ayer KuningSamsudin Bin Abu HassanBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P77 N57SungkaiSivanesan A/L AchalingamPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P77 N58SlimMuhammad Zulfadli ZainalPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P77 N59BehrangSalina SamsudinBarisan Nasional (UMNO)

Public Transport

Train Service

There are two railway stations in Batang Padang District which are Tapah Road station and Sungkai station.

See also

References

  1. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  2. ADMIN, TAPAH. "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Senarai Mukim Dan Statistik Penduduk". pdttapah.perak.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  3. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. IDRIS, SAYED HESHAM. "Langkah segera atasi banjir di Batang Padang".
  5. Shamsul Kamal Amarudin (11 January 2016). "Muallim rasmi menjadi daerah ke-11 di Perak". Berita Harian. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  6. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.


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