Bera, Pahang

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For the district capital, see Bandar Bera.
Bera
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District of Malaysia
Location of Bera  ﺑﺮﺍ
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Pahang.svg Pahang Darul Makmur
Seat Bandar Bera
Government
 • District officer Mustafa Afandi
Area
 • Total 2,228 km2 (860 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 88,800
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)

Bera is a district in Pahang, Malaysia. Bera district is founded on February 1, 1992 following the breaking up of the Temerloh district. Once considered as problematic area (illegal land exploration), Bera emerged as an important district especially in the agriculture sector. The district got the name from the Malaysia's largest freshwater lake, Lake Bera. According to the Orang Asli Semelai, Bera derived its name from a type of seaweed, ‘’Reba’’. Located in the south-west of Pahang, the district bordered Temerloh and Maran on the north, Rompin on the east, Bentong on the west and Jempol district of Negeri Sembilan on the south-west. Bera district is known for Bera Lake, a freshwater lake and its surrounding wetlands, that has been protected under the Ramsar Convention since November 1994.

Bera district is home to 88,800 people (estimate 2008), with the Malay/Bumiputra formed the majority (55,000) (61.94%), the Chinese with 22,500 people (25.34%), the Indian with 4,400 people (4.95%), while the Others and Non-citizen with 400 (0.45%) and 6,500 (7.32%), respectively.

The major town in Bera are Bandar Bera and Teriang.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


Bera district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P90 Bera Ismail Sabri Yaakob BN


List of Bera district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P90 N37 Guai Norolazali Sulaiman BN
P90 N38 Triang Leong Ngah Ngah DAP
P90 N39 Kemayan Mohd Fadil Osman BN

Subdistricts[edit]

Bera has 2 mukim or subdistricts.

  • Bera (165,094 Ha)
  • Triang (56,350 Ha)

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Coordinates: 3°15′35″N 102°31′47″E / 3.25972°N 102.52972°E / 3.25972; 102.52972