Hilir Perak District

Hilir Perak District (Lower Perak) is a district in Perak, Malaysia. The district is governed by Teluk Intan Municipal Council which is based in the town of Teluk Intan. The District council was known as Hilir Perak District Council until 4 April 2004, when it was upgraded to Municipality status. Teluk Intan town is the district's principal urban center while smaller towns include Langkap town.

Hilir Perak District
Daerah Hilir Perak
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiهيلير ڤراق
  Chinese下霹雳县
  Tamilஹீலிர் பேராக்
Location of Hilir Perak District in Perak
Hilir Perak District
Location of Hilir Perak District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°N 101°E
Country Malaysia
State Perak
SeatTeluk Intan
Local area government(s)Teluk Intan Municipal Council
Government
  District officerSaidi Bin Haji Shaari, AMK[1]
Area
  Total792.07 km2 (305.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total128,179
  Estimate 
(2015)[3]
144,400
  Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
36000+36700
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA

Teluk Intan town is on the southeast bank of the Perak River, opposite the kampong of Sungai Durian.[4]

Langkap town housing an Immigration Depot which is a detention centre for illegal immigrants around Perak state.

History

In January 2016 Bagan Datuk was declared an autonomous sub-district of Perak and later on 15 June 2016, Bagan Datoh was formed into a new district together with Hutan Melintang, detaching it from Hilir Perak (Teluk Intan). However Teluk Intan retains responsibility for the municipal works in the district.

Administrative divisions

Map of Hilir Perak District

Hilir Perak District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

  • Sungai Durian
  • Durian Sebatang
  • Changkat Jong
  • Sungai Manik
  • Labu Kubong

Geography

Hilir Perak is a relatively flat plain compared to Ipoh, the state's capital. With the Perak River flowing through the district, it is a fertile area suitable for agricultural activities.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 202,059    
2000 190,868−5.5%
2010 202,593+6.1%
2020 141,959−29.9%
Figures before 2016 includes Bagan Datuk District.
Source: [5]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly seats


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

ParliamentSeat nameMember of ParliamentParty
P73 Pasir SalakJamaluddin YahyaPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P76 Teluk IntanNga Kor MingPakatan Harapan (DAP)


List of Hilir Perak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Perak

ParliamentStateSeat nameState AssemblymanParty
P73 N49Sungai ManikZainol Fadzi PaharudinPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P73 N50Kampung GajahZafarulazlan ZanPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P76 N55Pasir BedamarWoo Kah LeongPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P76 N56Changkat JongNadziruddin Mohamed BandiPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)

Education

There are a lot of schools that located in this district. The famous daily school are San Min National Type Secondary School, San Min Independent Secondary School, SMK Seri Perak, SMK Horley Methodist, SMK Convent, SMK Sultan Abdul Aziz and SMK St. Anthony. For boarding school, there are one boarding schools in this district, Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan and one technical school, Sekolah Menengah Teknik Teluk Intan.

There are 2 public university branch campuses located in this district. The campuses are UiTM Teluk Intan Campus of Faculty of Medicine completed in October 2010 and UKM Teluk Intan Campus of Faculty of Medicine (currently under construction) . Both are located beside Hospital Teluk Intan. There are also a community school in Teluk Intan town.

Economic activities

Agriculture and fishing are two main economic activities in Hilir Perak. Almost two-thirds of Hilir Perak's agricultural land is planted with oil palms, while the one third goes to vegetables, paddy, coconuts etc. The biggest fishing town in Hilir Perak is Hutan Melintang, which has about 400 fishing ships of various sizes. Hutan Melintang fishermen sell their catches throughout the country. The vibrant agriculture and fishing industry in Hilir Perak had attracted many foreign workers into Hilir Perak. The fishing industry employs more Thais while Indonesians are largely employed in the agricultural sector.

There is also a light industrial area in Teluk Intan and Langkap which provides many work opportunities to the locals.

Shopping

There are some major shopping centers in Hilir Perak district. They include:

  • Rapid Mall - Lotus's Teluk Intan
  • Kompleks Aik Aik
  • Kompleks Menara Condong
  • Medan Intan - Billion Shopping Centre
  • The Store Jalan Ah Cheong
  • TF Value-Mart

See also

References

  1. "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Teluk Intan - Direktori Pegawai". pdttelukintan.perak.gov.my.
  2. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  3. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. "Map of Sungai Durian", ViaMichelin, retrieved 2017-01-23
  5. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
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