Tangkak District

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Tangkak
تڠكق
東甲
District of Malaysia
Flag of Tangkakتڠكق東甲
Flag
Country  Malaysia
State Flag of Johor.svg Johor
Seat Tangkak
Government
 • District officer Tuan Hj. Ab.Han Ramin
Area
 • Total 970.24 km2 (374.61 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 136,852
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postcode 849xx
Telephone area code +60-06
Website Tangkak District Council
Tangkak District Council

Tangkak District is a district in Johor, Malaysia. The district's principal town is Tangkak. The district covers Tangkak town, Tanjung Agas, Kesang, Sungai Mati, Serom, Sagil and Bukit Gambir.

History[edit]

The district was the northern part of the Muar district which was separated from the southern part by the Muar River.[1] A ceremony headed by the sultan on 9 June 2008 saw the official proclamation of that northern part becoming Johor's 10th district named Ledang District.[2] The district was then renamed Tangkak District at the end of 2015.[3]

Gunung Ledang National Park[edit]

One of the main tourist attractions of Tangkak is the Gunung Ledang National Park. The park is situated 170 km from Johor Bahru and has an area of 107 km². The park has two entry points, one in Sagil, Johor and the other in Asahan, Melaka. Gunung Ledang's peak, which is 1276 m above sea level is the highest point in the park and Johor. Gunung Ledang is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and has been climbed by many people. Sagil waterfall, which is also in the park is a famous picnic site. Gunung Ledang is also widely recognised as a friendly training venue for amateur (or beginners) mountain hikers/climbers.

Townships[edit]

Townships in Tangkak District[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 2°16′17″N 102°32′01″E / 2.27139°N 102.53361°E / 2.27139; 102.53361