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City of Kuching
Kuching, the caipital o Sarawak
Kuching, the caipital o Sarawak
"Cat Ceety"
Kuching is located in Borneo
Location in Borneo
Coordinates: 1°33′36″N 110°20′42″E / 1.56000°N 110.34500°E / 1.56000; 110.34500Coordinates: 1°33′36″N 110°20′42″E / 1.56000°N 110.34500°E / 1.56000; 110.34500
DiveesionKuching Diveesion
DestrictKuching Destrict
First settledCirca AD 600s (7t century)[1]
Incorporation (Municipality)November 1906[2]
Incorporation (Ceety)1 August 1988
 • TeepKuching Sooth : Mayor–cooncil govrenment Kuching North : Cooncil–manager govrenment
 • Mayor (Kuching Sooth)James Chan Khay Syn[3]
 • Commissioner (Kuching North)Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai[4]
 • Ceety o Kuching431.01 km2 (166.41 sq mi)
 • Kuching North369.48 km2 (142.66 sq mi)
 • Kuching Sooth61.53 km2 (23.76 sq mi)
 Sourced from the DBKU official website
27 m (89 ft)
Highest elevation
810.2 m (2,658.1 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Density1208.2/km2 (3,129/sq mi)
 • Metro
617,887 [6]
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Nae observed)
Postal code
Internaitional dialling code prefix+6082 (landline only)
Vehicle registration plate prefixQQ, QA an QK (for aw vehicles except taxis)
HQ (for taxis only)
WebsiteKuching North: www.dbku.sarawak.gov.my/
Kuching Sooth: www.mbks.gov.my/

Kuching (Chinese: 古晋) (pronounced /ˈkuːtʃɪŋ/ (deprecatit template), 'KOO'-ching), offeecially the Ceety o Kuching, is the caipital an maist populous ceety of the East Malaysian state o Sarawak. It is the lairgest ceety on the island o Borneo, an the fowert lairgest ceety in Malaysie.

Kuching is ane o the twa subsets o the Kuching Proper subdestrict, the ither subset being pairt o the Padawan municipality. Kuching Proper is ane o the three subdestricts in the Kuching Destrict, which is ane o the three destricts in the Kuching Diveesion.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Kunming, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (syne 2012)[8]
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Xiamen, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (syne 2006)
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Zhanjiang, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae[9]
Indonesie Pontianak, Indonesie
Indonesie Surabaya, Indonesie
Malaysie Johor Bahru, Malaysie (syne 2008)
Saudi Arabie Jeddah, Saudi Arabie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Sejarah Bahagian Samarahan". Retrieved 26 Apryle 2010.[deid airtin]
  2. Sarawak Government Almanac, PNMB Kuching, 2010, Kuching Municipal Office established.
  3. "Chan appointed mayor of Kuching". Star Publications. 29 Mey 2008. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 28 Juin 2008.
  4. "Ex-cop sworn in as Sixth North Kuching Datuk Bandar". Borneo Post. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  5. "City Boundary". Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 26 Apryle 2010.
  6. Kuching City Population
  7. "World Gazetter: Malaysia – largest cities (per geographical entity)". Archived frae the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 12 Apryle 2012.
  8. [1] Archived 2014-06-04 at the Wayback Machine. en.kunming.cn. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.
  9. [2]. New Straits Times. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.