|District of Malaysia|
Location of Tangkak District in Johor
|Local area government(s)||Tangkak District Council|
|• District officer||Ab.Han Ramin|
|• Total||970.24 km2 (374.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|• Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC+8)|
|Vehicle registration plates||J|
The district was the northern part of the Muar district which was separated from the southern part by the Muar River. 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. The district was then renamed Tangkak District at the end of 2015.
Tangkak District is divided into 6 mukims:
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of Tangkak district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P144||Ledang||Hamim Samuri||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
List of Tangkak district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P144||N9||Gambir||M Asojan Muniyandy||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|P144||N10||Tangkak||Ee Chin Li||Pakatan Harapan (PH)|
|P144||N11||Serom||Abd Razak Minhat||Barisan Nasional (BN)|
Places of interest
Mount Ophir National Park
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. Mount Ophir's peak, which is 1276 m above sea level is the highest point in the park and Johor. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysian and has been climbed by many people. Sagil Waterfall, which is also in the park is a famous picnic site. Mount Ophir is also widely recognised as a friendly training venue for amateur (or beginners) mountain hikers/climbers.
Townships in Tangkak District
- Tanjung Agas
- Bukit Gambir
- Sungai Mati
- Parit Bunga
- Bukit Kangkar
- Pekan Rawang
- Bukit Serampang
- Kundang Ulu
- Kesang,Tg Gading
- Kebun Baharu
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tangkak.|
- "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.
- Ledang becomes 10th district
- "Ledang set to become Johor's newest district". The Star Online. Star Media Group Berhad. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
- "Johor's administrative capital Nusajaya to be renamed Iskandar Puteri". Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
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