Tangkak District

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Tangkak District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Tangkak
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi تڠكق‎
 • Chinese 东甲县
 • Tamil தங்காக்
Flag of Tangkak District
Flag
Location of Tangkak District in Johor
Location of Tangkak District in Johor
Tangkak District is located in Malaysia
Tangkak District
Tangkak District
Location of Tangkak District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°16′N 102°33′E / 2.267°N 102.550°E / 2.267; 102.550Coordinates: 2°16′N 102°33′E / 2.267°N 102.550°E / 2.267; 102.550
Country  Malaysia
State  Johor
Seat Tangkak
Local area government(s) Tangkak District Council
Government
 • District officer Ab.Han Ramin
Area
 • Total 970.24 km2 (374.61 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 129,280
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC+8)
Postcode 849xx
Calling code +6-06
Vehicle registration plates J
Tangkak District Council

The 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.[2] 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.[3] The district was then renamed Tangkak District at the end of 2015.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Tangkak District is divided into 6 mukims:

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]


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[edit]

Mount Ophir 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. 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[edit]

Townships in Tangkak District[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Ledang becomes 10th district
  3. ^ "Ledang set to become Johor's newest district". The Star Online. Star Media Group Berhad. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Johor's administrative capital Nusajaya to be renamed Iskandar Puteri". Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2016.