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Alor Gajah

Malay language Alor Gajah District Malacca City
Alor Gajah

Bandar Alor Gajah
Town
Alor Gajah Town.JPG
Flag of Alor Gajah
Flag
Official seal of Alor Gajah
Seal
Motto(s): 
Alor Gajah Dynamic - Progressive - Holistic
(Malay: Alor Gajah Dinamik - Progresif - Holistik)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left) Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left)
Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Alor Gajah is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah
Alor Gajah Town in Alor Gajah District (left)
Alor Gajah District in Melaka State (right)
Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667Coordinates: 2°23′00″N 102°13′00″E / 2.38333°N 102.21667°E / 2.38333; 102.21667
Country Malaysia
State Melaka
DistrictAlor Gajah District
Granted city status2003
Government
 • TypeAlor Gajah Municipal Council
 • District OfficerHj. Murad Bin Husin
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Alor Gajah Town21,267
 • Demonym
Alor Gajahan
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
78xxx
Area code(s)+6065 (landline only)
Vehicle registrationM
Websitewww.mpag.gov.my

Alor Gajah is a town and district seat of Alor Gajah District, Melaka, Malaysia. It located in the north part of Melaka state. According to 2010 estimates it has 21,267 inhabitants. It is situated 28 m above sea level.

Name

Alor Gajah used to be one of the forest areas believed to be the routes (Malay: alor) for wild elephants (Malay: gajah).[2]

History

Climate

Climate data for Alor Gajah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
32.8
(91.0)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23.8
(74.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 189.8
(7.47)
210.1
(8.27)
273.5
(10.77)
298.9
(11.77)
243.1
(9.57)
128.7
(5.07)
141.1
(5.56)
168.9
(6.65)
198.1
(7.80)
280.1
(11.03)
330.3
(13.00)
261.2
(10.28)
2,723.8
(107.24)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 12 16 16 14 9 10 11 13 17 18 15 162
Source: Climate Data[3]

Governance

Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah
Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah (MBMB) seal
Type
Type
History
Founded1 July 1978
Meeting place
Alor Gajah, Malacca
Website
www.mpag.gov.my
Alor Gajah Municipal Council

Alor Gajah Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Alor Gajah) is the local authority of Alor Gajah town. Alor Gajah District Council was reorganized in accordance with the Local Government Act, 1976 (Act 171) with effect from 1 July 1978. This restructuring includes all the Alor Gajah district. Next Alor Gajah District Council was upgraded to the Alor Gajah Municipal Council on 1 May 2003. Alor Gajah Municipal Council is a local authority that provides municipal services as well as developing infrastructure and social facilities for residents in Alor Gajah by:

Administrative areas have been developed simultaneously with the overall development of the state of Malacca, with the main emphasis on the sectors of industry, tourism and agriculture. The existence of infrastructure is also accelerating the inflow of domestic and foreign investors to invest and create job opportunities for the local community.

Demographics

Total: 166,600

Landmarks

Economy

Alor Gajah is home to Honda Malaysia's car manufacturing plant,[4] assembling cars for the local market and also selected automotive parts for Honda's overall ASEAN market.

Transport

Education

Tourist attractions

Health

Alor Gajah boasts a new government hospital, Alor Gajah Hospital, which replaced the old one that was fast becoming insufficient to meet the needs of the growing population.[citation needed]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2016-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2017-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Climate Data Org — Alor Gajah". Climate Data Org. Retrieved 16 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-12. Retrieved 2018-09-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)