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Tutong District

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Tutong District (Daerah Tutong; Jawi: دائيره توتوڠ) or simply Tutong is one of the four districts of Brunei. It has an area of ; the population was 48,313 in 2016. The administrative town is Pekan Tutong. It is home to Tasek Merimbun, the country's largest natural lake. Tutong was formerly a part of the Melanau administration in the 14th century before joining the Brunei Sultanate in the 15th. Prior to the introduction of the British residential system in Brunei in 1906, Tutong was a kuripan land, a type of land ownership in Brunei's traditional government. It was the non-hereditary land of Pengiran Di-Gadong, one of the four traditional wazir (viziers) to the Sultan. The district have seen a rapid rise in population by nearly 15,000 in 1967. The district borders the South China Sea to the north, Brunei-Muara District to the north-east, the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the east and south, and Belait District to the west. With an area of , it is the third largest district in Brunei. The Tutong River is the sole primary river and only flows in the district. It begins in the district's interior in the south and flows northwards which finally discharges into the South China Sea. Bukit Bedawan ("Bedawan Hill") is the highest point in the district with a height of . The district is home to Tasek Merimbun, the largest natural lake in Brunei. It is a designated ASEAN Heritage Park since 29 November 1984. Districts of Brunei#Administration Tutong District is administered by Tutong District Office (Jabatan Daerah Tutong), a government department under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The district is divided into eight mukims: Mukim Keriam Mukim Kiudang Mukim Lamunin Mukim Pekan Tutong Mukim Rambai Mukim Tanjong Maya Mukim Telisai Mukim Ukong Mukim Pekan Tutong encompasses the municipal area of Pekan Tutong. According to the Constitution, the district is to be represented in the Legislative Council, the state legislature, by up to 3 members. As of 2017, two members have been appointed to represent the district in the legislature.
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