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Pasir Puteh District

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Pasir Puteh District
Jajahan Pasir Puteh
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiڤاسير ڤوتيه
 • Chinese巴西富地县
 • Tamilபாசிர் பூத்தே
Flag of Pasir Puteh District
Location of Pasir Puteh District in Kelantan
Location of Pasir Puteh District in Kelantan
Pasir Puteh District is located in Malaysia District
Pasir Puteh District
Pasir Puteh District
Location of Pasir Puteh District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 5°50′N 102°24′E / 5.833°N 102.400°E / 5.833; 102.400
Country Malaysia
State Kelantan
SeatPasir Puteh
Local area government(s)Pasir Puteh District Council
Government
 • District officerAbdul Pattah Hasbullah[1]
Area
 • Total433.8 km2 (167.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total117,383
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
16xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesD

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.

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

Map of Pasir Puteh District, Kelantan.svg

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)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P28 Pasir Puteh Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh Perikatan Nasional (PAS)


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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P28 N29 Selising Tuan Saripuddin Tuan Ismail Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N30 Limbongan Mohd Nazlan Mohamed Hasbullah Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N31 Semerak Wan Hassan Wan Ibrahim Perikatan Nasional (PAS)
P28 N32 Gaal Mohd Rodzi Ja'afar Perikatan 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[6]

References

  1. ^ "Perutusan Ketua Jajahan - Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Pasir Puteh". ptjpp.kelantan.gov.my.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Latar Belakang - Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Tanah Dan Jajahan Pasir Puteh". ptjpp.kelantan.gov.my.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "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. ^ "Climate: Pasir Puteh". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
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