Johor Bahru District

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This article is about the district in the state of Johor in Malaysia. For other uses, see Johor Bahru (disambiguation).
Johor Bahru District
جوهر بهرو
District of Malaysia
Flag of Johor Bahru Districtجوهر بهرو新山县
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Johor.svg Johor Darul Ta'zim
Seat Johor Bahru
 • District officer Malick Awang
 • Total 1,112 km2 (429 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,334,188
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Johor Bahru District
Johor Bahru District and Land Office

The Johor Bahru District is a district located in the southern part of Johor, Malaysia. The district covers an area of 1,112 km² and has a population of 1.33 million. The core city in this district is Johor Bahru City, yet administratively Johor Bahru Tengah city is more populous than Johor Bahru City, being the eleventh and twelfth most populated LGUs in Malaysia, respectively; neither city is related to the district, but are sub-units of the state. The district borders Pontian District on the west, Kota Tinggi District on the east, Kulai District on the north and Straits of Johor to the south. Johor Bahru metropolitan area is surrounded by rich oil palm estates.

The site of the 1977 crash of Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 is nearby, Tanjong Kupang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Johor Bahru District is divided into:[1][2]


The capital of Johor Bahru District is Johor Bahru City.

The district comprises three local authorities, which are:

Other Towns[edit]



The district has two railway stations, which are Johor Bahru Sentral and Kempas Baru.


The district is linked to Singapore via Johor–Singapore Causeway and Malaysia–Singapore Second Link.


Ports in the district is Johor Port.


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