Bera District

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Bera District
Daerah Bera
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiﺑﺮﺍ
 • Chinese百乐县
 • Tamilபெரா
Location of Bera District in Pahang
Location of Bera District in Pahang
Bera District is located in Malaysia
Bera District
Bera District
Location of Bera District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°16′N 102°27′E / 3.267°N 102.450°E / 3.267; 102.450Coordinates: 3°16′N 102°27′E / 3.267°N 102.450°E / 3.267; 102.450
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
SeatBandar Bera
Local area government(s)Bera District Council
Government
 • District officerRazihan Adzharuddin[1]
Area
 • Total2,214.44 km2 (855.00 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[3]
 • Total90,304
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
28xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesC

The Bera District is a district in southwestern Pahang, Malaysia, bordering Negeri Sembilan.

Background[edit]

Bera district was founded on January 1, 1992, detaching it from Temerloh District. [2]Once considered as problematic area (illegal land exploration), Bera emerged as an important district especially in the agriculture sector.

Etymology[edit]

The district got its name from Malaysia's largest freshwater lake, Lake Bera. According to the Orang Asli of the Semelai tribe, Bera derived its name from a type of seaweed known as Reba.

Geography[edit]

Located in the south-western corner of Pahang, the district borders Temerloh District and Maran District on the north, Rompin District on the east, Bentong District 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.

The major towns in Bera are Bandar Bera and Teriang. Other towns include Mengkuang, Kemayan, Kerayong and Mengkarak.

From the south, KTM tracks enter Pahang state via this constituency, stopping at Kemayan, Triang and Mengkarak stations.

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Bera, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 60,696 67.2%
Chinese 24,511 27.1%
Indian 4,739 5.2%
Others 358 0.4%
Total 90,304 100%

Education[edit]

There are 38 primary schools, which include national schools, Chinese-medium schools and Indian-medium schools, in Bera district. As for secondary schools, there are 10 of them.[4]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

Though Bera was made into a separate district in 1992, it wasn't given a vote in the parliament until 2004. Previously Bera was represented in the national parliament as part of Temerloh.


Bera district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat) [5]

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 Yu Man DAP
P90 N39 Kemayan Mohd Fadil Osman BN

Subdistricts[edit]

Bera has 2 mukim or subdistricts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ penulis1. "Profil Pegawai Daerah - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my.
  2. ^ a b penulis1. "Sejarah Daerah - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my.
  3. ^ a b "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ penulis1. "Pendidikan - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my.
  5. ^ "Parlimen dan ADUN - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my.

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