Rompin District

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Rompin District
Daerah Rompin
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese云冰县
 • Tamilரொம்பின்
Location of Rompin District in Pahang
Location of Rompin District in Pahang
Rompin District is located in Malaysia
Rompin District
Rompin District
Location of Rompin District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°50′N 103°15′E / 2.833°N 103.250°E / 2.833; 103.250Coordinates: 2°50′N 103°15′E / 2.833°N 103.250°E / 2.833; 103.250
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
SeatKuala Rompin
Local area government(s)Rompin District Council
Government
 • District officerDato’ Mohd Zulkifli Hashim[1]
Area
 • Total5,734.93 km2 (2,214.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total105,606
 • Density18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
26xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesC

The Rompin District is a district located in the southeastern corner of Pahang, Malaysia. Rompin is currently belings to Rompin District Council [4]

The district covers an area of 5,296 km and located 130 kilometres from Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang. It is bordered to the north by Pekan District, to the west by Bera District, to the south by the state of Johor, and to the east by the South China Sea.

The main town is Kuala Rompin and other town located in the district is Bandar Muadzam Shah. Main tourist attractions in Rompin is the island resort of Tioman Island.

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Rompin, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 101,236 95.9%
Chinese 2,815 2.7%
Indian 1,126 1.1%
Others 429 0.4%
Total 105,606 100%

Administrative divisions[edit]

Rompin District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

Politics[edit]

Rompin is a constituency in the Dewan Rakyat of the Malaysian Parliament. The current Member of Parliament is Dato' Hasan bin Arifin [5] of UMNO (part of the federal ruling coalition Barisan Nasional), replacing Jamaluddin Jarjis who died in a helicopter crash in May 2015.

In turn, Rompin contributes three seats to the Pahang State Legislative Assembly, namely:

All three seats are also currently held by UMNO.[6]

Transportation[edit]

Land[edit]

Highway Jkr-ft3.png is the main thoroughfare through this constituency. Southwards it goes all the way to Johor Bahru; northwards it leads first to the royal capital Pekan, then the state capital Kuantan, then through Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu. Route Jkr-ft63.png is another important route for the constituency; it begins at the junction with highway Jkr-ft3.png near Kuala Rompin, runs through Bandar Muadzam Shah before ending at Bukit Ibam.

Public transport[edit]

As with most of eastern Pahang, KTM Intercity does not serve Rompin. rapidKuantan buses also do not serve this constituency at this stage.

Prominent residents[edit]

  • Jamaluddin Jarjis – former Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States, former Malaysian government minister, former Member of Parliament for Rompin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rompin, Admin PDT. "Pegawai-Pegawai Kanan - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Rompin". pdtrompin.pahang.gov.my.
  2. ^ Rompin, Admin PDT. "Pengenalan Dan Latar Belakang - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Rompin". pdtrompin.pahang.gov.my.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Portal Rasmi Majlis Daerah Rompin". Portal Rasmi Majlis Daerah Rompin (MD Rompin). Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  5. ^ "Ahli Parlimen". Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Senarai ADUN Barisan Nasional". Barisan Nasional. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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