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Kemaman District

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Kemaman is a district and a parliamentary constituency in Terengganu, Malaysia. Kemaman district is bordered by Dungun district to the north and the state of Pahang to the south and west. It is the southern gateway to the state of Terengganu.GovernanceThe district administrative seat and the main economic centre of Kemaman is the town of Chukai, near the Terengganu-Pahang state border. Other important towns in this district are Kijal, Kerteh, and Kemasik. The district is administered by the Kemaman Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Kemaman). With a total area of almost 1000 square miles, it is the third largest district after Hulu Terengganu and Dungun bordering the South China Sea.Administrative divisionsKemaman is divided into twelve mukims: Bandi Banggul Binjai Chukai Hulu Chukai Hulu Jabur Kemasik Kerteh Kijal Pasir Semut Tebak Teluk KalongPopulationBased on the 2000 Population and Housing Census, the population of Kemaman totals 137,070 . In the 2010 census, there were 167,824 residents in MPK administrative area. Malays were the majority ethnic group with a total of 157,778, while 6937 were Chinese, 743 were Indian, and 264 were from other ethnic groups. Censuses until the 1940s showed that this district as the third highest populated area after Kuala Terengganu and Besut. The population distribution changed after the discovery of oil in the 1970s, placing this district second after Kuala Terengganu.
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