Jerantut District

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Jerantut District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Jerantut
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi ﺟﺮﻧﺘﻮﺕ‎
 • Chinese 而连突县
 • Tamil ஜெராண்டுட்
Location of Jerantut District in Pahang
Location of Jerantut District in Pahang
Jerantut District is located in Malaysia
Jerantut District
Jerantut District
Location of Jerantut District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367
Country  Malaysia
State  Pahang
Seat Jerantut
Local area government(s) Jerantut District Council
Government
 • District officer Nor Asmaliza Ku Lah[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 7,207.6 km2 (2,782.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 86,840
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 27xxx
Calling code +6-09
Vehicle registration plates C
Jerantut Town

The Jerantut District is a district in north-eastern Pahang, Malaysia. 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 District and Maran District , in the west, Lipis District 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 town Pekan District and then through the South China Sea.

Politics[edit]


Jerantut district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P81 Jerantut Haji Ahmad Nazlan bin Idris 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

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jerantut District is divided into 10 mukims, which are:[4][2]

  • Burau (12,120 Ha)
  • Hulu Cheka (29,000 Ha)
  • Hulu Tembeling (416,897 Ha)
  • Kelola (6,248 Ha)
  • Kuala Tembeling (10,778 Ha)
  • Pedah (24,600 Ha) (Capital)
  • Pulau Tawar (84,435 Ha)
  • Tebing Tinggi (33,400 Ha)
  • Teh (9,563 Ha)
  • Tembeling (135,718 Ha)

Demographics[edit]

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

Ethnic groups in Jerantut, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 73,648 84.8%
Chinese 10,056 11.6%
Indian 2,930 3.4%
Others 206 0.2%
Total 86,840 100%

Transport[edit]

Jerantut Hospital
Jerantut railway station

Car[edit]

Jerantut is well connected to other towns in Pahang. Federal route Jkr-ft98.png links Jerantut to Temerloh, the second-largest city of Pahang. Route Jkr-ft64.png joins Jerantut through Jengka and then Maran, where Route 64 interchanges with ECE E8 en route to Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur.

A smaller Route Jkr-ft234.png connects Jerantut to Kuala Lipis, the former capital of Pahang.

Rail[edit]

The Jerantut railway station operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) 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.

Bus[edit]

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 the bus terminal, there are bus to Taman Negara.

Attraction[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ author11. "Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jerantut - Pegawai-Pegawai Kanan". pdtjerantut.pahang.gov.my. 
  2. ^ a b author11. "Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jerantut - Peta & Keluasan". pdtjerantut.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. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/profildaerahjerantut.pdf

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