13 Facts About Alor Setar


Alor Setar is home to the Central State Administration Centre and is the administrative centre of Kota Setar District.

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Alor Setar was restored to the crown in 1842 and the capital was temporary relocated to Kota Kuala Muda before returning to Kota Setar.

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Alor Setar was well received by the sultan and both parties exchanged goods between one another.

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Gradually, Kota Alor Setar thrived and further evolved into a commercial, transportation and communication hub of Kedah.

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Alor Setar fell to the Japanese occupation on 13 December 1945 and was annexed to the Siamese until 1946.

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Alor Setar was proclaimed a city – the ninth in Malaysia – on 21 December 2003.

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Alor Setar is being represented by three Members of Parliament and nine State Legislative Assembly.

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Alor Setar has been governed by a town council form of government since 1905 following the establishment of Alor Star Sanitary Board.

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Alor Setar is located in the north-western part of Peninsular Malaysia, at the edge of the Malacca Strait which separates Malaysia from Indonesia.

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Alor Setar is surrounded by important river systems such as the Kedah River, River Langgar, Tajar River, Anak Bukit River, Alor Malai and Alor Merah.

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The Muslim life in Alor Setar is centered on the 69 mosques and a large numbers of suraus located around the city.

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Alor Setar is one of the important commercial and industrial centres in Kedah, alongside Sungai Petani and Kulim.

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Alor Setar is approached from the east coast via East–West Highway .

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