Jempol District

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For the federal constituency represented in the Dewan Rakyat, see Jempol (federal constituency).
Map of Jempol within Negeri Sembilan
Jempol District Council

The Jempol District (Chinese: 仁保) is the largest district in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan. The district borders the other Malaysian states of Pahang to the northeast and Johor to the east. Bandar Seri Jempol and Bahau are the principal towns in Jempol.[1]

Jempol is also the meeting point of Muar and Serting Rivers. The meeting point had played an important transportation role in ancient times. Known historically as Desa Penarikan, it connected trade posts west of the Malay Peninsula with population centers in the east coast and vice versa.

Hospital[edit]

Jempol is equipped with a hospital which is being funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. The hospital is the main health care provider in Jempol and its surrounding areas including Serting and Bahau. Residents of Rompin and other nearby areas in Pahang that used to use a hospital in Kuala Pilah are now visiting Jempol's hospital. Bahau is 21 km away from Kuala Pilah.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jempol District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:[2]

  • Jelai
  • Kuala Jempol
  • Rompin
  • Serting Ilir
  • Serting Ulu

Politics[edit]

Jempol is a parliamentary constituency in the Dewan Rakyat of the Malaysian Parliament, currently represented by Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), part of the federal ruling coalition Barisan Nasional.

In turn, Jempol supplies four seats to the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly:

With the exception of Bahau, which is being held by the DAP, the other three seats are held by BN - Jeram Padang is held by MIC and the other two, Serting and Palong, are held by UMNO.[3] [4]

Transportation[edit]

Car[edit]

Highway Jkr-ft10.png is the main route serving Jempol constituency, passing through downtown Bahau and touching Bandar Seri Jempol before continuing to Temerloh, Pahang.

Bera Highway Jkr-ft11.png cuts through Jempol constituency in an east-west direction, beginning in Serting and ending near Bandar Tun Abdul Razak in southern Pahang.

Route Jkr-ft13.png links Bahau to Juasseh in Kuala Pilah constituency.

Public transportation[edit]

Bahau KTM is the principal railway station serving this constituency.

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