Kulim District

The Kulim District is a district and town in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. It is located on the southeast of Kedah, bordering Penang. The town of Kulim, a mere 27 km (17 mi) east of Penang's capital city, George Town, also forms part of Greater Penang, Malaysia's second largest conurbation.

Kulim District
Daerah Kulim
Other transcription(s)
Location of Kulim District in Kedah
Kulim District
Location of Kulim District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°20′N 100°35′E
Country Malaysia
State Kedah
Local area government(s)Kulim Municipal Council
(Kulim town)
Kulim Hi-Tech Industrial Park Local Authority
(Kulim Hi-Tech Park)
  District officerAbdul Bari Abdullah
  Total765 km2 (295 sq mi)
  Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-04
Vehicle registration platesK
Kulim Town
Kulim Town
Location of Kulim town in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°21′36″N 100°32′59″E
Country Malaysia
DistrictKulim District
Municipality status[3]2001
  TypeLocal government
  BodyKulim Municipal Council
  PresidentNadzman Mustaffa
Postal code


The Kulim's independence clock was officiated by the Sultan of Kedah (15 September 1957) and serves as the unofficial landmark for the town of Kulim.[5][6]

Administrative divisions

Kulim District is divided into 15 mukims, which are:[7]

  • Bagan Sena
  • Junjung
  • Karangan
  • Keladi
  • Kulim Town
  • Lunas
  • Mahang
  • Nagalilit
  • Padang China
  • Padang Meha
  • Sedim
  • Sidam Kanan
  • Sungai Seluang
  • Sungai Ular
  • Terap
Map of Kulim District


Historical population
1991 128,356    
2000 190,952+48.8%
2010 281,260+47.3%
2020 337,699+20.1%
Source: [8]


Kulim Municipal Council

Majlis Perbandaran Kulim
Founded30 August 2001
Nadzman Mustaffa
Municipal Secretary
Amal Binti Zubir
Dedikasi Ke Arah Kecemerlangan
(Dedicated Towards Excellence)
Meeting place
No 1, Lebuh Bandar 2, Bandar Putra, 09000 Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia

All parts of Kulim District are administered by Kulim Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Kulim), formerly Kulim District Council (Malay: Majlis Daerah Kulim), except for the Hi-Tech Park which is administered by a special local authority.[9][10] Kulim District Council was formed on 1 February 1978 through the merger of Kulim Town Board and Council and the Padang Serai, Junjung, Mahang and Merbau Pulas Local Councils.[11]


Kulim District is currently most notable for its flagship high technology industrial park Kulim Hi-Tech Park.

In March 2019, Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali announced the Federal Government's approval to invest MYR 1.6 billion (~USD 380 million) to build the proposed Kulim International Airport.[12] In August 2019, it was announced that the proposed 17 km2 airport will have two runways, which will be able to cater to 60 flight movements per hour, or one flight landing/take-off per minute.[13]

Notable natives

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P17 Padang Serai Karuppaiya Muthusamy Pakatan Harapan (PKR)
P18 Kulim-Bandar Baharu Saifuddin Nasution Ismail Pakatan Harapan (PKR)

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

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P17 N33 Merbau Pulas Siti Ashah Binti Ghazali Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P17 N34 Lunas Azman Bin Nasrudin Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P18 N35 Kulim Yeo Keng Chuan Pakatan Harapan (PKR)

See also


  1. "Profil Daerah Kulim" (PDF) (in Malay). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  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. primuscoreadmin (30 December 2015). "Latar Belakang".
  4. "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. Kulim’s Background Archived 2010-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, Laman Web Rasmi Majlis Perbandaran Kulim (Official Website of Kulim Government). January 16, 2010.
  6. Kulim’s City Centre Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, Kulim’s Municipal council website-Kulim’s Background October 31, 2010.
  7. http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/KULIM_PROFIL_FEBRUARI_2011.pdf
  8. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  9. "PBT Taman Perindustrian Hi-Tech Kulim".
  10. "Majlis Perbandaran Kulim".
  11. "LATAR BELAKANG MPK - Portal PBT Kedah".
  12. Tee, Kenneth (19 March 2019). "Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  13. "Kulim airport to have two runways". The Star Online. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  14. "Tan Sri Haji Ismail Bin Haji Omar" (in Malay). Royal Malaysian Police. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  15. "Australian High Commission in".
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