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.

City of Kuching
Kuching, the caipital o Sarawak
Kuching, the caipital o Sarawak
"Cat Ceety"
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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 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 ceetiesEedit

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


  1. "Sejarah Bahagian Samarahan". Retrieved 26 Apryle 2010.
  2. Sarawak Government Almanac, PNMB Kuching, 2010, Kuching Municipal Office established.
  3. "Chan appointed mayor of Kuching". Star Publications. 29 Mey 2008. 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". 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]. en.kunming.cn. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.
  9. [2]. New Straits Times. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.