|— District of Malaysia —|
|State||Pahang Darul Makmur|
|• District officer||Dato' Abu Jamal Bin Nordin|
|• Total||5,198 km2 (2,007 sq mi)|
|• Density||17/km2 ( 43/sq mi)|
Lipis is a district located in north-west of Pahang, Malaysia. The district covers an area of 5,198 km². Lipis district is bordered by Cameron Highlands and Perak on the west, Jerantut on the east, Kelantan and Raub on the north and south, respectively. Lipis has 10 mukim or subdistricts, the largest being Ulu Jelai. The district capital is Kuala Lipis. During the British colonization, Kuala Lipis was made the state's capital city. Kuala Lipis was the administrative capital of Pahang for 57 years from 1898 until 27 August 1955, when Kuantan was picked as the new capital. Lipis was blessed with many types of minerals such as tin and gold, and products from the surrounding forests.
Sungai Relau, near Merapoh, is an alternative entry point (there are about 4 entry points) into Taman Negara, Malaysia’s Premier National park and one of the three embarkation points to Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia standing at 2,187 meters above sea level.
Lipis is home to 87,200 people (as of 2006), with the Malay/Bumiputra formed the majority (71,900), the Chinese with 7,600 people, the Indian with 3,500 people, while the Others and Non-citizen with 300 and 5,500, respectively.
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
Lipis district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P79||Lipis||Mohamad Shahrum Osman||BN|
List of Lipis district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P79||N3||Padang Tengku||Abdul Rahman Mohamad||BN|
|P79||N4||Cheka||Fong Koong Fue||BN|
|P79||N5||Benta||Mohd Soffi Abd Razak||BN|
Lipis has 10 mukim or subdistricts.
- Ulu Jelai (213,500 Ha)
- Batu Yon (115,100 Ha)
- Kechau (68,600 Ha)
- Telang (43,900 Ha)
- Cheka (22,900 Ha)
- Penjom (17,200 Ha)
- Tanjung Besar (13,300 Ha)
- Kuala Lipis (9,773 Ha) (Capital)
- Gua (7,588 Ha)
- Budu (7,400 Ha)
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