Maran (town)

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Maran
马兰
Town
Flag of Maran 马兰
Flag
Country Malaysia
StateFlag of Pahang.svg Pahang Darul Makmur
DistrictMaran District
Government
 • BodyMaran District Council
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total111,056
Postcode
26xxx
MPIsmail Muttalib (BN)
Maran

Maran is a town in Maran District, Pahang, Malaysia. Bandar Tun Abdul Razak, Jengka is located in outskirt of the town. Surrounded by isolated forest and oil palm plantations mainly in the area of FELDA Jengka, Maran town is roughly halfway between Temerloh and Kuantan.

Economy[edit]

Main economy activities in Maran is plantation mainly by the largest settlement of FELDA in Malaysia, the Jengka Settlement. Other economy activities are focuses on small enterprises in agriculture, farming and fishing.

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Maran, as with Kuantan and most of eastern Pahang, is not served by any rail line. rapidKuantan buses also do not cover Maran currently. Instead there are Cityliner buses that connect Maran to Kuantan and Jerantut.

Car[edit]

In contrast, going to Maran is much easier by car. The East Coast Expressway E8 has two exits serving Maran constituency: Exit 825 to Maran and Exit 827 to Sri Jaya.

The old Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan federal road Jkr-ft2.png runs through downtown Maran. Highway Jkr-ft64.png connects Maran to Jerantut. Connection to Pekan, the royal capital of Pahang is also possible through a series of state-level roads and then highway Jkr-ft82.png.

Politics[edit]

Maran in turn is divided into three state seats in the Pahang State Legislative Assembly:

  • Chenor
  • Kuala Sentul
  • Luit

in which all three are also currently held by UMNO. Another state constituency, Jengka, is under the administration of the Maran District Council but is represented under Kuala Krau parliamentary constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TABURAN PENDUDUK MENGIKUT PBT & MUKIM 2010". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°35′N 102°46′E / 3.583°N 102.767°E / 3.583; 102.767