Pasir Puteh District

Pasir Puteh District is a district (jajahan) in Kelantan, Malaysia. The town of Pasir Putih is situated on the bank of Semerak River, about 30 kilometers to the south of Kota Bharu. Pasir Puteh district borders Terengganu to its south-east.

Pasir Puteh District
Pasey Puteh
Jajahan Pasir Puteh
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiڤاسير ڤوتيه
  Chinese巴西富地县
  Tamilபாசிர் பூத்தே
Location of Pasir Puteh District in Kelantan
Pasir Puteh District
Location of Pasir Puteh District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°50′N 102°24′E
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
SeatPasir Puteh
Local area government(s)Pasir Puteh District Council
Government
  District officerAhmad Adlee Bin Yasin[1]
  Administrative officePasir Puteh niLand Officers and Colony
Area
  Total423 km2 (163 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[3]
  Total137,400
  Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
16xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD
Pasir Puteh District Council

Majlis Daerah Pasir Puteh
Type
Type
History
Founded1 January 1979
Leadership
President
Ahmad Adlee Yasin
District secretary
Noor Azman Md Nawi
Meeting place
16800 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan Darul Naim.
Website
mdpputeh.kelantan.gov.my

History

Before this place was known as Pasir Puteh, it was known as Pangkalan Limbungan. The town of Pasir Puteh derived its name after Sultan Muhammad IV visited. The Sultan was very impressed to see the white sand shining along the riverbanks. Hence in 1911, the Sultan declared the name of this place as Pasir Puteh, which meant white sand. This is the place where a Kelantan warrior, Tok Janggut, raised an army of Malay warriors to oppose the introduction of taxation in Kelantan.[2]

Education

Several types of schools can be found in Pasir Puteh.[4] Among the schools in Pasir Puteh are:

  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Jawa
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Cherang Ruku
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Gaal
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jeram
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kamil
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato' Ismail
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Aman
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sri Maharaja
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tok Janggut
  • Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Padang Pak Amat
  • Sekolah Menengah Sains Pasir Puteh

The pre-university institute, which is Kolej Matrikulasi Kelantan (KMKt) also located within this district.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 96,348    
2000 104,404+8.4%
2010 113,191+8.4%
2020 136,157+20.3%
Source: [6]

Population in Pasir Puteh is about 117,383 (2010).[3]

Ranking Population of Jajahan Pasir Puteh.

Rank Daerah/Mukim Population 2000
1 Semerak 21,670
2 Bukit Jawa 19,329
3 Limbongan (Pasir Puteh Town) 14,164
4 Padang Pak Amat 13,360
5 Bukit Abal 10,624
6 Gong Datok 8,721
7 Jeram 8,552
8 Bukit Awang 7,984

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats


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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P28 Pasir PutehNik Muhammad Zawawi SallehPerikatan Nasional (PAS)


List of LMS district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Kelantan

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P28 N29SelisingTuan Saripuddin Tuan IsmailPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N30LimbonganMohd Nazlan Mohamed HasbullahPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N31SemerakWan Hassan Wan IbrahimPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N32GaalMohd Rodzi Ja'afarPerikatan Nasional (PAS)

Climate

Pasir Puteh has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall from February to April and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the remaining months.

Climate data for Pasir Puteh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.8
(83.8)
29.8
(85.6)
31.1
(88.0)
32.2
(90.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.1
(89.8)
31.8
(89.2)
31.5
(88.7)
31.4
(88.5)
30.7
(87.3)
29.5
(85.1)
28.8
(83.8)
30.9
(87.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
26.1
(79.0)
26.9
(80.4)
27.8
(82.0)
28.2
(82.8)
27.8
(82.0)
27.5
(81.5)
27.3
(81.1)
27.2
(81.0)
26.9
(80.4)
26.3
(79.3)
26.5
(79.7)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
23.5
(74.3)
23.9
(75.0)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.0
(73.4)
23.1
(73.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 262
(10.3)
122
(4.8)
119
(4.7)
86
(3.4)
137
(5.4)
162
(6.4)
160
(6.3)
209
(8.2)
265
(10.4)
296
(11.7)
504
(19.8)
625
(24.6)
2,947
(116)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

References

  1. "Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Pasir Puteh - Perutusan Ketua Jajahan". www.ptjpp.kelantan.gov.my. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  2. "Latar Belakang - Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Pasir Puteh". ptjpp.kelantan.gov.my. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018.
  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. "Secondary Schools in Kelantan, Malaysia". 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  5. http://mis.kmkt.matrik.edu.my/
  6. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  7. "Climate: Pasir Puteh". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
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