Jerantut

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Jerantut
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District of Malaysia
Location of Jerantut  ﺟﺮﻧﺘﻮﺕ
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Pahang.svg Pahang Darul Makmur
Seat Jerantut
Government
 • District officer Roslan
Area
 • Total 7,561 km2 (2,919 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 90,000
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)

Jerantut is a major town in central Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 200 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, and 180 km from Kuantan. Jerantut is also the capital of the district of the same name. Located in the north of Pahang state, Jerantut is the main entrance to the National Park. Being the largest district in Pahang, it bounds the northern states of Kelantan and Terengganu, in the south, Temerloh and Maran district, in the west, Lipis and Raub district and in the east, Kuantan district. Tembeling River, the main river in this district is the exciting way to National Park and the surrounding villages in Ulu Tembeling. The joining of Tembeling and Jelai river forms the Pahang river where it flows right through the Royal Pekan town and then through the South China Sea.

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


Jerantut district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P81 Jerantut Cikgu Ahmad Nazlan BN


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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P81 N9 Tahan Wan Amizan Wan Abdul Razak BN
P81 N10 Damak Lau Lee BN
P81 N11 Pulau Tawar Ahmad Shukri Ismail BN

Subdistricts[edit]

Jerantut has 10 mukim or subdistricts.

Recreational park[edit]

Jerantut is a gateway to Taman Negara, the first national park in Malaysia. It is also possible to visit another nearby nature park - Kenong Rimba Park.

The Kota Gelanggi caves are about 25 kilometre east of Jerantut. Many of these caves are archaeological sites, and several caves are now open to the public. As well as caves, there are other tourist attractions such as Lata Meraung Waterfall, Orang Asli Settlement, Gunung Tahan, Gunung Benom and Rafflesia Conservation Center.

Transportation[edit]

The Jerantut KTM railway station is one of the major stations of KTM's East Coast Line. KTM intercity and express trains stop at this station. Visitors to Taman Negara can disembark from here.

Jerantut Bus Terminal, located at the heart of the town is one of the method of transportation. Visitors can take bus to Jerantut from Kuala Lumpur's Titiwangsa Station, Temerloh Bus Terminal and some other major cities. From this bus terminal, there are bus to Taman Negara.

Villages[edit]

  1. Mukim Pulau Tawar
  2. Mukim Ulu Tembeling
  3. Mukim Kuala Tembeling
  4. Mukim Teh
  5. Mukim Damak
  6. Mukim Pedah
  7. Mukim Ulu Cheka
  8. Mukim Burau
  9. Felda Kota Gelanggi 1
  10. Felda Kota Gelanggi 2
  11. Felda Kota Gelanggi 3
  12. Felda Kota Gelanggi 4
  13. Felda Agriculture Kota Gelanggi 5&6
  14. Felda Sungai Tekam
  15. Felda Sungai Tekam Utara

Schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  1. Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Sg. Jan Jerantut
  2. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Jerantut [1]
  3. Sekolah Kebangsaan Perian
  4. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Tawar
  5. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Mansok
  6. Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Nikmat
  7. Sekolah Kebangsaan Temin
  8. Sekolah Kebangsaan Jerantut
  9. Sekolah Kebangsaan Damak
  10. Sekolah Kebangsaan Pawang Nong, Hulu Cheka
  11. Sekolah Kebangsaan Felda Padang Piol
  12. Sekolah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Retang
  13. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Tahan
  14. Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina Damak
  15. Sekolah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Tekam Utara & Sungai Tekam Getah
  16. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kota Gelanggi (1,2 & 3)
  17. Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Baru
  18. Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina batu balai
  19. Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina jeransong
  20. Sekolah Kebangsaan batu balai

Secondary schools[edit]

  1. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jerantut.
  2. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Padang Saujana (SMKPS or Saujana)
  3. Sekolah Menengah Temin [2]
  4. Sekolah Menengah Agama Pulau Tawar
  5. Sekolah Menengah Pulau Tawar
  6. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damak
  7. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Inderapura
  8. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Tengku Ampuan Hajah Afzan Pahang (TAHAP)
  9. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Felda Padang Piol
  10. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Retang
  11. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
  12. Sekolah Menengah Kota Gelanggi 2

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367