Central Melaka District

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Central Malacca District
Daerah Melaka Tengah
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiملاك تڠه
 • Chinese马六甲中央县
 • Tamilமத்திய மலாக்கா
Location of Central Melaka District in Malacca
Location of Central Melaka District in Malacca
Central Malacca District is located in Malaysia District
Central Malacca District
Central Malacca District
Location of Central Malacca District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°15′N 102°15′E / 2.250°N 102.250°E / 2.250; 102.250Coordinates: 2°15′N 102°15′E / 2.250°N 102.250°E / 2.250; 102.250
Country Malaysia
State Malacca
SeatAyer Keroh
Local area government(s)Malacca City Council
(Central Malacca South)
Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council
(Central Malacca North)
 • District officerShamsul Ambia Abdul Aziz [1]
 • Total314 km2 (121 sq mi)
 • Total503,127
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesM

The Central Malacca District is a district in the state of Malacca, Malaysia. The capital of Malacca state, Malacca City, is in this district. This district is the major destination of tourists in Malacca as most historical spots are situated within it.[4]


Central Malacca District and Land Office

Central Malacca is administrated by the two local authorities, which are Historical Malacca City Council (Malay: Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB)) and Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya (MPHTJ)).

Administrative divisions

Map of Melaka Tengah District, Melaka.svg

Central Malacca consists of 29 mukim, 44 towns and 95 villages.[5]

The 29 mukims in Central Malacca are:

Federal parliament and state assembly seats

Melaka Tengah, Malacc Parliament and State Assembly Electoral Districts

There are 3 Federal Parliament seats and 13 State Assembly seats in the Central Melaka District. [6]


There are around more than 503,000 residents in Central Malacca, which composes of 303,000 Malays (58%), 169,000 Chinese (32%), 22,000 Indians (4%) and others.[citation needed]


Taman Tasik Utama Industrial Area

The main economy sector of the district is industry, in which Cental Malacca has ten industrial areas with a total area of 1,309 hectares. The second most important economy sector for the district is tourism, where the major tourist attractions are located at Malacca City, Ayer Keroh and Besar Island. The third most important economy sector is agriculture, in which 55% of Central Malacca area is used for rubber plantation, palm oil plantation and rice fields.



For primary and secondary education, there are 87 primary schools and 35 high schools in Central Melaka. For higher education, colleges and universities in the district are Technical University of Malaysia Melaka, Melaka Foundation College, Melaka Malay Female Teacher's Institute, Melaka Industrial Institute and Multimedia University.


The Melaka Public Library at Bukit Baru is the state library of Melaka. Another libraries are located at the Melaka State Mosque and Jonker Street.

Tourist attractions


Galleries in Central Melaka are Bee Gallery Melaka, Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho, Jehan Chan Art Gallery, Macau Gallery Melaka and Melaka Art Gallery.


Museums in Central Melaka are Aborigines Museum, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Beauty Museum, Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, Chitty Museum, Democratic Government Museum, Education Museum, Governor's Museum, History and Ethnography Museum, Kite Museum, Melaka Al-Quran Museum, Melaka Islamic Museum, Melaka Literature Museum, Melaka Stamp Museum, Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum, Melaka UMNO Museum, Malay and Islamic World Museum, Malaysia Architecture Museum, Malaysia Prison Museum, Malaysia Youth Museum, Maritime Museum, People's Museum, Pulau Besar Museum, Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum, Royal Malaysian Navy Museum, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, Submarine Museum, Toy Museum and World's Bees Museum.


Sungai Udang Recreational Forest

Nature-related tourist attractions in Central Melaka are Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm and Sungai Udang Recreational Forest.


There are two major roads in Central Melaka, which are 830 km state roads and 87 km federal roads.

See also


  1. ^ (email@dotdot.my), Dot Dot Holdings Sdn Bhd. "Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Direktori Pegawai". Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Direktori Pegawai.
  2. ^ (email@dotdot.my), Dot Dot Holdings Sdn Bhd. "Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Profil Daerah". Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Melaka Tengah : Profil Daerah.
  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. ^ http://www.pdtmt.gov.my/index.php/orang-awam/profil-daerah-1
  5. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/PROFAIL%20MELAKA%20TENGAH_MARCH_ppt2.pdf
  6. ^ "Senarai Parlimen". www.pdtmt.gov.my (in Malay).