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Hulu Perak

Hulu Perak
District of Malaysia
Country  Malaysia
State Perak Darul Ridzuan
Seat Gerik
Government
 • District officer n/a
Area
 • Total 6,563 km2 (2,534 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 44,056
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)

Hulu Perak is one of ten administrative districts located in the north-east corner of Perak in Malaysia. To the east of the district is the state of Kelantan, to the south is the district of Kuala Kangsar while to the south-west is the district of Larut, Matang dan Selama. Hulu Perak also shares a border with Betong District of Thailand. The main district capital is Gerik.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Administration Area 3
  • References 4

Geography

The geography of Hulu Perak district features the Titiwangsa Mountains, with 1,533 m high Ulu Titi Basah peak located on the Thai/Malaysian border, and Temenggor Lake.[1]

History

In 1511, after the fall of the Malacca Sultanate to the Portuguese, Sultan Mahmud Shah retreated and established his government in Bentan. In 1526 the Portuguese attacked his domain again and forced him to retreat to Kampar and to establish his rule there.

At that time, Tun Saban had moved to Upper Patani and stayed at Beredung Budi. He then moved to Belum Forest in Hulu Perak, founded a village at a place called Relap Hati, and became the chief of the peoples in Belum Forest.

Administration Area

Three district councils administer the district:

  1. Majlis Daerah Gerik or Gerik District Council, based at the town of Gerik - a district capital of Hulu Perak
  2. Majlis Daerah Lenggong or Lenggong District Council, based at the town of Lenggong
  3. Majlis Daerah Pengkalan Hulu or Pengkalan Hulu District Council, based at the town of Pengkalan Hulu (previously known as Keroh)

References

  1. ^ "Gunong Ulu Titi Basah: Thailand". Geographic.org. 1994-04-06. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 

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