EARLY HISTORY

Kuala Krai is the second largest district in the state after Gua Musang. This district is one of the oldest district that were established by the British in 1909.

However the Kuala Krai was officially recognized on September 1, 1977 where before it was known JajahanUlu Kelantan which includes all Gua Musang and Kuala Balah in the Jajahan Jeli.

District Administrative Center was initially located in Kg. Mengkebang, Jalan Batu Lada and then moved near Tangga Krai (TanggaBradley) in 1927. Currently, the District Administration has moved to a new building in the center Guchil on 22 April 1985.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Kuala Krai has an area of ​​2,329 square kilometers or 910 square miles bordering the Machang district in the North and in the South Gua Musang. While in the east it is adjacent to the State and in the Western District of Jeli.

Kuala Krai area compared to the State is as follows: -

  Width
Kelantan 1,492,200Hec/14,922km2
Kuala Krai 222,500Hec/2,329km2
Source:  UPEN  
 
The rugged territory is hilly in the East, West and South, and the lowland in the north. High ground position of the majority of 153m above sea level - 305M. While the highest level is more than 915m of the border district of Jeli.

Height based on the size is as follows: -

Height

Area(Hec)

Low150 192,189
151 - 130 14,250
306 - 915 23,250
Over 916 6,000
Source:  UPEN.
 
PENGGAWA DISTRICT
Kuala Krai consists of three districts namely Olak Jeram, Mengkebang and Dabong. There are 35 sub-district headman and 216 villages. Details are as follows: -
No Daerah Area
(KM2)
%
Area
District No. Village
No.
1 Dabong 844.5 36.3 5 27
2 Olak Jeraam 757.6 32.5 10 67
3 Batu Mengkebang 726.9 31.2 20 122

Total

2329.0 100.0 35 216
 
There are two Local Authorities of Kuala Krai District Council area of ​​North administer 12.494 hectares while the Dabong District Council, South comprises 162.128 hectares. While the remainder is 60.611 hectares is outside the Local Authority.
BATU MENGKEBANG OLAK JERAM OLAK JERAM

1)   Mukim Batu Balai
2)   Mukim Batu Jong
3)   Mukim Batu Lada
4)   Mukim Bedal
5)   Mukim Chenulang
6)   Mukim Enggong
7)   Mukim Guchil
8)   Mukim Kenor
9)   Mukim Sungai Durian
10) Mukim Keroh
11) Mukim Mengkebang
12) Mukim Kuala Nal
13) Mukim Kuala Pertang
14) Mukim Mambong
15) Mukim Pahi Barat
16) Mukim Pasir Kelang
17) Mukim Sri Kenangan
18) Mukim Telekong
19) Mukim Temalir
20) Mukim Tualang

1)  Mukim Chuchoh Puteri
2)  Mukim Gajah Barat
3)  Mukim Gajah Timur
4)  Mukim Lata Rek
5)  Mukim Manek Urai Selatan
6)  Mukim Manek Urai Utara
7)  Mukim Manjor Selatan
8)  Mukim Manjor Utara
9)  Mukim Peria
10) Mukim Sungai Sam

1) Mukim Kandek
2) Mukim Kuala Gris
3) Mukim Pergau
4) Mukim Kuala Stong
5) Mukim Serasa

 
POPULATION
Kuala Krai population according to the census of 2004 was 163.952 people seamai and breakdown by ethnic and projections are as follows: -
Kaum 1990 % 1995 % 2000 % 2004 %
1. Malay
92,916 91.4 110,246 90.9 130,810 90.9 149,018 90.8
2. Chinese 5,685 5.6 7,282 6.0 8,657 6.0 9,862 6.0
3. Indian 2,650 2.6 3,364 2.7 3,990 2.8 4,545 2.7
4. Others 354 0.4 121,339 0.4 463 0.3 527 0.3
Total: 101,605   121,339   143,920   163,952  

Source: (*) The projection of 3.48% per annum growth rate
(**) Soure from UPEN Kelantan
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