Bukit Mertajam is a town and the administrative centre of the Central Seberang Perai District in Seberang Perai, Penang, Malaysia. It also serves as the seat of the local government of Seberang Perai - the Seberang Perai Municipal Council. As of 2010, Bukit Mertajam contained a total of 13,097 residents.Whilst founded in the 19th century as an agricultural town, Bukit Mertajam also evolved into a transportation hub, following the completion of a railway line towards Perai at the end of the century. To this day, the town's railway station remains a major Malayan Railway station within Seberang Perai.
Bukit Mertajam is also well-known for its Catholic congregation, which is centred at the St. Anne's Church. The church is one of the focal locations within Southeast Asia for the annual Novena celebrations.
Coordinates 5°21'51.25" N 100°27'39.585" E