North Seberang Perai District

The North Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Utara; abbreviated: "SPU") is an administrative district on the mainland part of Penang State, Malaysia. It covers an area of 267 square kilometres, and had a population of 286,323 at the 2010 Census.[3] The district is bordered by Muda River in the north which separates Kuala Muda district in Kedah, Kedah state border in the east which separates Kulim district, Perai River in the south which separates Central Seberang Perai and North Channel which separates Penang Island. The district capital is Kepala Batas, and the largest town is Butterworth. Other localities that are located in North Seberang Perai include Penaga, Pinang Tunggal, Bertam, Tasek Gelugor, Teluk Air Tawar and Mak Mandin. It is one of the three administrative districts in the Seberang Perai region, the mainland portion of Penang State. Paddy is largely cultivated in North Seberang Perai as most parts of it is covered by paddy fields.[4]

North Seberang Perai District
Daerah Seberang Perai Utara
Other transcription(s)
  MalayDaerah Seberang Perai Utara (Rumi)
دايره سبرڠ ڤراي اوتارا (Jawi)
  Chinese威北县 (Simplified)
威北縣 (Traditional)
  Tamilவட செபாராங் பிறை மாவட்டம்
Vaṭa Ceparāṅ Piṟai Māvaṭṭam (Transliteration)
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Penang
North Seberang Perai District
Location of North Seberang Perai District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°28′N 100°26′E
Country Malaysia
State Penang
SeatKepala Batas
Largest cityButterworth
Local area government(s)Seberang Perai City Council
  District officerMarlia Belia[1]
  Total267 km2 (103 sq mi)
  Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-043
Vehicle registration platesP

Administrative divisions

SPU District is divided into 15 mukims and also consist of 2 towns which are Butterworth and Kepala Batas.[5][6]


Historical population
1991 224,647    
2000 243,938+8.6%
2010 288,692+18.3%
2020 339,132+17.5%
Source: [7]

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

Ethnic groups in SPU, 2010 census

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P41 Kepala BatasSiti Mastura MuhammadPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P42 Tasek GelugorWan Saiful Wan JanPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P43 BaganLim Guan EngPakatan Harapan (DAP)

List of North Seberang Perai district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Penang

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P41 N1PenagaMohd Yusni bin Mat PiahPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P41 N2BertamKhaliq Mehtab bin Mohd IshaqPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P41 N3Pinang TunggalAhmad Zakiyuddin bin Abd RahmanPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P42 N4Permatang BeranganNor Hafizah binti OthmanBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N5Sungai DuaMuhammad Yusoff bin Mohd NoorBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
P42 N6Telok Air TawarMustafa Kamal bin AhmadPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P43 N7Sungai PuyuPhee Boon PohPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N8Bagan JermalSoon Lip CheePakatan Harapan (DAP)
P43 N9Bagan DalamSatees A/L MuniandyPakatan Harapan (DAP)

See also


  1. Webmaster, SPU. "Senarai Pegawai Daerah PDTSPU".
  2. "2017 Q2 statistics" (PDF). Penang Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  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. "Latarbelakang".
  5. "Pengenalan".
  6. "UPI – Unique Parcel Identifier". Archived from the original on 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  7. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.

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