Sarawak Administrative Division and Districts

Sarawak’s State Legislative Assembly, the oldest legislature in Malaysia, was established after its first inaugural meeting at Bintulu on 8th September 1867. Its first 21-member Sarawak General Council, headed by Rajah Charles Brooke, consisted of six of Brooke’s officers and 16 local community leaders. In 1903, the General Council was renamed Council Negri.

In 1941, Brooke’s son, Vyner, established a written constitution known as the Constitution Order in Council during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Brookes’ rule in Sarawak. As a result, the Council Negri membership numbers were increased to 24. Instead of Vyner Brookes (in his role as Rajah) the Chief Secretary was appointed to preside over the Council Negri.

In 1963, the Council Negri’s membership increased to 42. Since then, it rose incrementally to 48 in 1968, 56 in 1989, 62 in 1996 and 71 in 2006. In 1976, the Council Negri was renamed the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN).

Administrative Division and Districts

Division District Sub District
Kuching Kuching Padawan
Bau  
Lundu Sematan
     
Samarahan Samarahan  
Asajaya  
Simunjan Sebuyau
     
Serian Serian Siburan
Tebedu  
     
Sri Aman Sri Aman Lingga
Pantu
Lubok Antu Engkilili
     
Betong Betong Spaoh
Debak
Saratok Budu
Pusa Maludam
Kabong Roban
     
Sarikei Sarikei  
Meradong  
Pakan  
Julau  
     
Sibu Sibu  
Selangau  
Kanowit  
     
Mukah Mukah Balingian
Dalat Oya
Daro Igan
Matu  
Tanjung Manis  
     
Bintulu Bintulu  
Sebauh  
Tatau  
     
Kapit Kapit Nanga Merit
Belaga Sungai Asap
Song  
Bukit Mabong  
     
Miri Miri Bario
Subis Niah-Suai
Beluru Tinjar
Marudi Mulu
Telang Usan Long Lama
Long Bedian
     
Limbang Limbang Nanga Medamit
Lawas Sundar
Trusan