The Kerian District is an administrative district in Perak, Malaysia. It is one of the main rice-growing area in the state. Its local government is Majlis Daerah Kerian or Kerian District Council which is based at Parit Buntar. From the 2010 Population and Housing Census, Kerian has a population of 173,625.
The major town and district capital is Parit Buntar, which is located near the border of Penang and Kedah states. Other towns in Kerian are Bagan Serai, Kuala Kurau, Selinsing, Simpang Empat Semanggol and Tanjung Piandang. Sungai Kerian is the major river flowing through this district. The majority of the people here are Malays, with a sizeable population of Banjar people.
Kerian District is divided into 8 mukims, which are:
- "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. 34. Retrieved 2011-01-31.