The town was originally a fishing village. Now it has grown as a town.
The town spans over an area of 6.6 km2.
Pontian is administered by Pontian District Council. Pontian's postcode is 82000.
Being located along Highway , Pontian is relatively accessible for a town its size. Northward this highway goes to Melaka City, Klang and Teluk Intan before terminating at Jelapang. Southwards highway 5 turn right to Pekan Nanas and terminates at Johor Bahru.
- Pontian Plaza
- "Rancangan Tempatan Daerah Pontian (Penggantian) 2030" (ZIP) (in Malay).
- "Pontian". Tourism Johor. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- "Bus Routes and Schedule". Pengangkutan Awam Johor. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
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