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Pokok Sena

Pokok Sena
District of Malaysia
Country  Malaysia
State  Kedah
Seat Pokok Sena
Government
 • District officer Encik Zahari Ismail
Area
 • Total 240 km2 (90 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 48,428
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)

Pokok Sena is a town in Kedah, Malaysia. It is the 12th district of Kedah which was formerly a subdistrict of Kota Setar. The declaration of the 24,000ha district with a population of 50,000 was made by the Sultan of Kedah, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah in conjunction with his 81st birthday. The district is divided into 6 sub-districts: Gajah Mati, Jabi, Tualang, Lesong, Bukit Lada, Derang and consists of 122 villages and 21 residential areas.The Parliament Member of Pokok Sena is Dato' Mahfuz Omar from Parti Islam SeMalaysia.

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Education 2
  • Development 3
  • Important Places in Pokok Sena 4

Name

Pokok Sena is a Malay Name for Angsana(Androcarpus indicus) which a common shade tree in Kedah. This plant usually found along the river tradational route before road are developed. Now most of the trees are found along the road and office compound.

Education

There are a number of schools which serve the population of Pokok Sena. Pokok Sena also has a boarding school Sekolah Menengah Sains Pokok Sena or SAINA. In Pokok Sena also there is Kolej Islam Darul Ulum.

Development

The district was poised for rapid development with ongoing infrastructure projects such as road expansion spanning from Hutan Kampung, Pokok Sena and Kuala Nerang to Sungai Burung to spur new growth areas. Pokok Sena’s landscape will undergo rapid changes. Many housing projects are in the pipeline. A lot of opportunities will open up with construction projects and manufacturing facilities. The state government currently develop new township of this district called Bandar Baru Sejahtera Pokok Sena which cost about RM230M which complete in 2017.

Important Places in Pokok Sena

There are few important places near pokok sena namely Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makan (TKPM ) Gajah Mati, Agriculture Station Gajah Mati and Veterinary Station Gajah Mati. Another important place in Pokok Sena is Penjara Pokok Sena (Pokok Sena Jail).


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