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Besut is a district in Terengganu, Malaysia. It is bordered by the state of Kelantan
Kelantan
to the north and west and the South China Sea
South China Sea
to the east. It is the northern gateway to Terengganu. Kampung Raja is the district capital, though Jerteh is more developed. Another major town is the fishing port of Kuala Besut. There are other small towns and villages such as Jabi, Apal, Pasir Akar and Tembila.

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1 History 2 Administrative divisions 3 Population 4 Education 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 References

History[edit] Further information: Kingdom of Besut Darul Iman There is a lack of written evidence on this district. The records by Munshi Abdullah in his book, Kisah Pelayaran Abdullah ke Kelantan, and Tuhfat al-Nafis by Raja Ali Haji
Raja Ali Haji
touched a bit on Besut. Due to this, there are many stories that tell the matters regarding the origin of Besut.[5] Administrative divisions[edit] Besut District
Besut District
is divided into 9 mukims, which are:[6]

Bukit Kenak Bukit Puteri Hulu Besut Jabi Kampung Raja Keluang Kerandang Kuala Besut Kubang Bemban Lubuk Kawah Pasir Akar Pelagat Pengkalan Nangka Perhentian Islands Tembila Tenang

Population[edit] As of 2010, there are approximately 140,952 people in Besut District, of various ethnicity, with the Malays being the majority. Other ethnics include Chinese and Siamese.[3][7] Most Malays in Besut identify themselves with Kelantanese identity rather than the Terengganuan identity. One of the prominent examples is that they tend to speak Kelantan
Kelantan
Malay instead of Terengganu
Terengganu
Malay like in most parts of Terengganu.[8] Education[edit] Besut has education institutions which are developed by both the central and Terengganu
Terengganu
state governments such as, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Institute of Teacher's Education Sultan Mizan Campus, MARA Junior Science College (Kota Putra & Besut), Kolej Komuniti Besut, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Mahmud, Sekolah Menengah Agama Maarif, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Nurul Ittifaq, Madrasah Moden MAIDAM Besut and Sekolah Menengah IMTIAZ, among others. Tourism[edit] There are a number of travel destinations that are located here, many of them islands or beaches. The most popular of all tourist sites in Besut are Perhentian Islands, one of the top island destinations in the world according to the CNN.[9] Perhentian Islands
Perhentian Islands
lie about 10.8 nautical miles (20 km) to the north east of Kuala Besut
Kuala Besut
and are made up of islands such as Perhentian Besar, Perhentian Kecil, and Susu Dara. The islands are well known for their tropical reefs, scuba diving, and snorkeling.[10] Besides Perhentian Islands, beaches are also among the top local places to visit. The beaches here are Pantai Air Tawar, Pantai Dendong, and Pantai Bukit Keluang. In the interior parts of the district, visitors can experience the tropical forest in areas such as Lata Tembakah and Lata Belatan, or climb the 1039m-high Gunung Tebu (Mount Tebu). Tourists can also enjoy bathing in the natural hot springs of Kolam Air Panas La or La Hot Springs. The water here contains sulphur and can reach 49 °C.[11] See also[edit]

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Districts of Malaysia

References[edit]

^ Administrator. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Besut". pdtbesut.terengganu.gov.my.  ^ Administrator. "Laman Web Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Besut". pdtbesut.terengganu.gov.my.  ^ a b "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.  ^ Administrator. "Pengenalan Daerah Dungun". pdtdungun.terengganu.gov.my.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-10-09.  ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/BESUT_PROFIL_JUN_2012.pdf ^ "Masyarakat Siam Besut sambut Loy Krathong". Utusan Online.  ^ "Orang Besut: Anak Terengganu, Kelantan
Kelantan
Pelihara? - Mohd Izzuddin Ramli".  ^ "Malaysian beaches on CNN
CNN
top list - Nation - The Star Online".  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-10-09.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 

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