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Sipitang is a town, district and also a parliamentary constituency in Interior Division, Sabah, Malaysia. The population of the district was 12,076 in 1980 and 24,349 in 1991. In 2000, the population grew to 29,256 while in 2010, 34,862. It is the closest town in Sabah to the Sarawak border, and is 44 kilometres south of Beaufort and 144 kilometres south of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital.Other than the Sipitang town center; Sipitang district is further divided into 3 sub-division; i.e. Mesapol, Sindumin and Melamam. Mesapol comprises at least 14 villages, which includes Kampung Melalia, Kampung Lubok Darat and Kampung Naluyan. Sindumin has 22 villages, among others are Kampung Mengalong, Kampung Banting and Kampung Siputol. Meanwhile, Malamam consists of at least 20 villages, e.g. Randulang, Long Mio and Long Pasia.HistorySipitang was a territory of the Brunei sultanate before 1884. On 5 November 1884, the Brunei Sultan ceded his territory, from Sipitang to Kuala Penyu, to British North Borneo Company (BNBC). It is alleged that this agreement was met after excessive bribery by the BNBC Governor, William Treacher to the Sultan's court.
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