Larut, Matang and Selama District

The Larut, Matang and Selama District is a district of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is the capital town of this district. Larut, Matang and Selama used to be three small different districts and they merged into one larger district later.[5] Larut, Matang and Selama houses Taiping, Perak's second largest city and former state capital. Other towns in the region include Matang, Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) and Selama. The region borders the state of Kedah on the north, the Kerian District on the northwest, the Hulu Perak and Kuala Kangsar District on the east, and the Manjung District on the south.

Larut, Matang and Selama District
Daerah Larut, Matang dan Selama
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiلاروت، ماتڠ دان سلاما
  Tamilலாருட், மாத்தாங், செலாமா
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Perak
Larut, Matang and Selama District
Location of Larut, Matang and Selama District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°55′N 100°45′E
Country Malaysia
State Perak
Local area government(s)Taiping Municipal Council
(Larut & Matang)
Selama District Council
  District officerMohamed Akmal Bin Dahalan[1]
  Total2,112.61 km2 (815.68 sq mi)
  Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
340xx-341xx, 345xx-348xx
Calling code+6-05
Vehicle registration platesA
Map of Larut & Matang Sub-district
Map of Selama Sub-district
Selama District Council

Majlis Daerah Selama
Local Government Act 1976
Founded1 September 1979
Nor Akmal Bin Yang Ghazali


The area has a long history dating back to the mid-1850s. The Larut War occurred around Taiping and Matang. The first railway in the Malay states was constructed here, connecting Taiping with Kuala Sepetang, formerly Port Weld. Larut, Matang and Selama is also the place where the first modern town, museum and hill station were built in Perak as Taiping was the capital of the Federated Malay States, before Kuala Lumpur took the honor.

Administrative divisions

Selama sub-district

Larut and Matang District is divided into 11 mukims (communes) and Taiping city, which are:[6]

  • Batu Kurau
  • Bukit Gantang
  • Matang
  • Sungai Tinggi
  • Trong

Larut Matang and Selama district also contains the Selama autonomous sub-district (daerah kecil) in the northern portion, covering 3 mukims which are Selama town, Hulu Selama and Ijok.[7]


Currently, Larut, Matang and Selama district is governed by two different councils which is Taiping Municipal Council for southern part of the district while the subdistrict of Selama is under its own district council.


Historical population
1991 271,882    
2000 273,641+0.6%
2010 326,476+19.3%
2020 304,023−6.9%
Figures for 2020 includes Selama Sub-district.
Source: [8]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Larut and Matang, 2010 census

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

List of Larut, Matang and Selama district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P56 LarutHamzah ZainudinPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P59 Bukit GantangSyed Abu Hussin HafizPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)[9]
P60 TaipingWong Kah WohPakatan Harapan (DAP)

List of Larut, Matang and Selama district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P56 N5SelamaMohd Akmal KamarudinPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P56 N6Kubu GajahKhalil YahayaPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P56 N7Batu KurauMohd Najmuddin Elias Al-HafizPerikatan Nasional (BERSATU)
P59 N13Kuala SepetangAhmad ManPerikatan Nasional (BERSATU)
P59 N14Changkat JeringRahim IsmailPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P59 N15TrongFaisal Abdul RahmanPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P60 N16KamuntingMohd Fakhruddin Abdul AzizPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P60 N17Pokok AssamOng Seng GuanPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P60 N18AulongTeh Kok LimPakatan Harapan (DAP)

See also


  1. "Senarai pegawai & anggota - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama".
  2. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  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. "Rancangan Struktur Negeri Perak 2040" (PDF). p. 316. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  5. "Profil Taiping" (PDF).
  6. "Pentadbiran Mukim - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Larut Matang & Selama".
  7. "Laman Web Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah - Geografi".
  8. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  9. "Unhappy Bukit Gantang MP latest to quit Barisan".
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