Muar District

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Muar District
Daerah Muar
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiدايره موار
 • Chinese麻坡县
 • Tamilமூவார்
Flag of Muar District
Location of Muar District in Johor
Location of Muar District in Johor
Muar District is located in Malaysia
Muar District
Muar District
Location of Muar District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°9′N 102°40′E / 2.150°N 102.667°E / 2.150; 102.667Coordinates: 2°9′N 102°40′E / 2.150°N 102.667°E / 2.150; 102.667
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Local area government(s)Muar Municipal Council
 • District officerHaji 'On bin Jabbar @ Ja'ffar
 • Total1,354 km2 (523 sq mi)
 • Total233,779
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+08:00 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesJ
Sultan Abu Bakar Building which houses the Muar District Office

The Muar District is a district in Johor, Malaysia. Muar is located at the mouth of the Muar River, on the coast of the Straits of Malacca. The Muar District covers 1,354 km2, with a population of 233,779 (2010).[3][2]


The district was formerly divided administratively into Bandar Maharani municipality and Tangkak township. Upon upgrade of Tangkak sub-district to full-fledged Tangkak District (initially Ledang), Bandar Maharani is now administered by Muar Municipal Council (formerly South Muar Town Council, later Muar Town Council) under the Muar District Office, while Tangkak of Ledang is administered by Tangkak Town Council (formerly North Muar Town Council) under the Tangkak (formerly Ledang) District Office.

A new administration hub and transportation hub integrated with bus terminal and market called Maharani Sentral are being planned to be built at the location near Muar Bypass in between Jalan Haji Kosai and Jalan Temenggung.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Muar District is divided into 12 mukims, which are:[4]


Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats[edit]

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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P143 Pagoh Muhyiddin Yassin PH - PPBM
P144 Ledang Syed Ibrahim Syed Nor PH - PKR
P145 Bakri Yeo Bee Yin PH - DAP
P146 Muar Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman PH - PPBM

List of Muar district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P143 N7 Bukit Kepong Sahruddin Jamal PH - PPBM
P143 N8 Bukit Pasir Najib Lep GS - PAS
P144 N9 Gambir Muhyiddin Yassin PH - PPBM
P144 N10 Tangkak Ee Chin Li PH - DAP
P144 N11 Serom Faizul Amri Adnan PH - AMANAH
P145 N12 Bentayan Ng Yak Howe PH - DAP
P145 N13 Simpang Jeram Salahuddin Ayub PH - AMANAH
P145 N14 Bukit Naning Md Ysahrudin Kusni PH - PKR
P146 N15 Maharani Nor Hayati Bachok PH - AMANAH
P146 N16 Sungai Balang Zaiton Ismail BN - UMNO


The main economy activities in the district are education, trading, furniture manufacturing, historical tourism and agritourism.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ This is not a town in Batu Pahat District.


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  2. ^ a b "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.
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  5. ^ "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.