Mersing District

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Mersing District
Daerah Mersing
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi مرسيڠ
 • Chinese丰盛港县
 • Tamilமெர்சிங்
Flag of Mersing District
Location of Mersing District in Johor
Location of Mersing District in Johor
Mersing District is located in Malaysia
Mersing District
Mersing District
Location of Mersing District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°20′N 103°40′E / 2.333°N 103.667°E / 2.333; 103.667Coordinates: 2°20′N 103°40′E / 2.333°N 103.667°E / 2.333; 103.667
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Local area government(s)Mersing District Council
 • District officerAsman Shah bin Abd Rahman
 • Total2,838.47 km2 (1,095.94 sq mi)
 • Total64,094
 • Density23/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-07
Vehicle registration platesJ

Mersing District is one of the 10 districts district in Johor, Malaysia. Its seat is located at Mersing Town.


The “Mersing” name is derived from the Chinese “Mau Sheng Port” (茂盛港) since 1880 and further simplify to Mersing. Mersing's Chinese name was renamed to “Feng Sheng Port” (丰盛港), with the meaning of good harvest. There are also said that Mersing's name is derived from Sikh traders who named Amir Singh and Men Singh.[3]


Beside the mainland area, the district also consists of 36 islands.[4]


With an area of 2,838 km2, Mersing District is the third largest district in Johor, which covers 14.6% area of the state.


Historical population
1991 63,643—    
2000 67,605+6.2%
2010 69,028+2.1%
2020 78,195+13.3%
Source: [5]

In 2000, the annual population growth of the district was 1.21%.[6]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

List of Mersing district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P154 Mersing Abdul Latiff Ahmad Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)

List of Mersing district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly.

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P154 N32 Endau Alwiyah Talib Perikatan Nasional (PPBM)
P154 N33 Tenggaroh Raven Kumar Krishnasamy Barisan Nasional (MIC)

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Mukims of Mersing District.

Mersing District is divided into 10 mukims, which are:[1]


The main economy activities in the district are ecotourism, fishery, marine activities, agriculture and light manufacturing.[8]

Tourist attractions[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pejabat Tanah Mersing".
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "【柔佛10县名字由来】柔佛子民随堂考:10县名字由来,知道一半以上算你牛". JOHOR NOW 就在柔佛. 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Kedudukan Geografi". Portal Rasmi Majlis Daerah Mersing (in Malay). Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  6. ^[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "GeoJohor". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.