Bukit Bakri

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Bakri or often Bukit Bakri is a town in Muar District, Johor, Malaysia.[1] It is located along Federal Route 24 in Muar district, just five kilometers east of Muar town. In 1991, it had a population of 10,000, which doubled by the 2000 census to 20,123. Now Bukit Bakri population is 30280.

There are many Muslim, Chinese, Hindu and Christian cemeteries in Bakri town including the historic Japanese war cemetery from World War II which has become the obvious landmark of the small town.

Bukit Bakri are located at the end of Jalan Bakri, which the main road that connecting Bakri Town to Bandar Maharani. The name 'Bakri' believed derive from the name of Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor, which dedicated to him as the present for his birthday at that time by Dato' Muhammad Salleh Bin Prang. Many people does not know that Jalan Bakri have been the most straight road in the State of Johore at that time. This is show that the ability of local engineers at the late 19th century.


Coordinates: 2°03′N 102°40′E / 2.050°N 102.667°E / 2.050; 102.667