Jerantut (town)

Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367
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Jerantut District Council

Majlis Daerah Jerantut
مجليس دايره جرنتوت
Founded1 March 1982
Preceded byJerantut Town Board
Khairun Nissa Aris
District secretary
Mohd Khasri Abdullah
Meeting place
27000 Jerantut, Pahang Darul Makmur
Jerantut town.

Jerantut is a town in Jerantut District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is the largest district in the State of Pahang. It covers an area of 2,900 square miles (755,771.93 Hectares). Bordered by the States of Kelantan and Terengganu in the North, Temerloh and Maran districts in the South, Kuala Lipis and Raub districts in the West and Kuantan district and Terengganu state in the East. It has 10 mukims consisting of 295 villages administered under 58 JKKK. Jerantut District Council was gazetted on 18 February 1982.[1][unreliable source?] Jerantut District Council (Malay: Majlis Daerah Jerantut), formerly known as Jerantut Town Board (Malay: Lembaga Bandaran Jerantut) is the local authority of Jerantut town.[2]


Jerantut is the gateway to Taman Negara, the first national park in Malaysia. There is a natural park nearby that can be visited by visitors, namely Taman Rimba Kenong. Cave in Kota Gelanggi is located about 25 kilometers east of Jerantut. Most of these caves are archeological sites, but some caves have now been opened to the public. In addition to caves, other tourist attractions are Lata Meraung Waterfall, Orang Asli settlement, Gunung Tahan, Gunung Benom, and Rafflesia Research Center.


Jerantut hospital.


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

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


Jerantut railway station.

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.

Logging Truck and 4WD[edit]

Another transportation mode for people, while benefiting the loggers.[3][4] and poachers[5] Federal Route 1508 to Kuala Tahan and non gazetted roads to Ulu Tembeling near Pahang-Terengganu border[6] are connected with Federal Route 1521, 1522, 1524 and 1525 to Lepar Utara[7] by intra-timber roads for people and animal mobilisations[8] between remote areas in this district and further south to Malaysia Federal Route 2 Federal Route 2 at Sri Jaya and State Road C135 in Maran District.


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  6. ^ "Jalan RM300j hubungkan Pasir Raja-Ulu Tembeling dibina tahun ini". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Rancang bina jalan Jerantut-Sg. Lembing". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ "EIA Projek Hidroelektrik Tekal Jerantut mulai Oktober ini". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018.

3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367