Jerantut District

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Jerantut District
ﺟﺮﻧﺘﻮﺕ / 而连突 / 而連突
District of Malaysia
Location of Jerantut District  ﺟﺮﻧﺘﻮﺕ / 而连突 / 而連突
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Pahang.svg Pahang Darul Makmur
Seat Jerantut
 • District officer Roslan
 • Total 7,561 km2 (2,919 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 90,000
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Postcode 27xxx
Vehicle registration C

The Jerantut District (Chinese: 而连突) is a district 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.


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


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.


Jerantut Hospital
Jerantut railway station


Jerantut is well connected to other towns in Pahang. Federal route 98 links Jerantut to Temerloh, the second-largest city of Pahang. Route 64 joins Jerantut through Jengka and then Maran, where Route 64 interchanges with ECE E8 en route to Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur.

A smaller Route 234 connects Jerantut to Kuala Lipis, the former capital of Pahang.


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.


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.


Due to its strategic location, many visitors on their way to Taman Negara choose to make a stop over in Jerantut. Some are just passer-by as they are traveling between towns and cities. There are many choices of accommodation available in the town of Jerantut.


The best way to experience the local is to book into the local homestays in Jerantut. Visitor can look for JerantutHomestay, a reputable host with clean, comfortable and reasonable rate.


If you are on travel a business, the local hotel is ideal. The Jerantut Hill Resort is suitable for business travelers.


  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


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
  21. Sekolah Kebangsaan Inderapura

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 Kebangsaan Pusat Penyelidikan Pertanian Tun Razak (SMKPPPTR)
  5. Sekolah Menengah Agama Pulau Tawar
  6. Sekolah Menengah Pulau Tawar
  7. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Damak
  8. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Inderapura
  9. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Tengku Ampuan Hajah Afzan Pahang (TAHAP)
  10. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Felda Padang Piol
  11. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Felda Sungai Retang
  12. Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
  13. 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