South Seberang Perai District

The South Seberang Perai District (Malay: Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan; abbreviated "SPS") is a district in Penang, Malaysia. It covers an area of 242 square kilometres, and had a population of 162,905 at the 2010 Census.[2] The district is bordered by Junjong River that separates Central Seberang Perai in the north, Kedah state border in the east, Perak state border in the south and the South Channel that separates Penang Island. Rivers that flow through South Seberang Perai are Junjong River, Jawi River and Kerian River. The capital of this district is Sungai Jawi and the largest town is Nibong Tebal. Other towns such as Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, Sungai Bakap and Valdor are also located in this district. South Seberang Perai is thriving with the fishing industry and agriculture. Oil palm plantations covers most parts of the area.

South Seberang Perai District
Daerah Seberang Perai Selatan
Other transcription(s)
  MalayDaerah Seberang Perai Selatan (Rumi)
دايره سبرڠ ڤراي سلاتن (Jawi)
  Chinese威南县 (Simplified)
威南縣 (Traditional)
  Tamilதென் செபராங் பிறை மாவட்டம்
Teṉ Ceparāṅ Piṟai Māvaṭṭam (Transliteration)
Coordinates: 5°14′N 100°28′E
Country Malaysia
State Penang
SeatSungai Jawi
Largest townNibong Tebal
  Local governmentSeberang Perai City Council
  Total242 km2 (93 sq mi)
Area code+6-045
Vehicle registrationP

Administrative divisions

SPS District is divided into 16 mukims.[3][4]


Historical population
1991 84,771    
2000 117,722+38.9%
2010 166,685+41.6%
2020 183,996+10.4%
Source: [5]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[2]

Ethnic groups in SPS, 2010 census

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P46 Batu KawanChow Kon YeowPakatan Harapan (DAP)
P47 Nibong TebalFadhlina SidekPakatan Harapan (PKR)

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

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P46 N18Bukit TambunGoh Choon AikPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P47 N19JawiH'ng Mooi LyePakatan Harapan (DAP)
P47 N20Sungai BakapAmar Pritpal Bin AbdullahPakatan Harapan (PKR)
P47 N21Sungai AchehZulkifli Bin IbrahimPerikatan Nasional (BERSATU)

Tourist attractions

See also


  1. "2017 Q2 statistics" (PDF). Penang Institute.
  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. "Profil Daerah SPS" (PDF) (in Malay).
  4. Ariffin, Armawati. "Peta Daerah".
  5. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.

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