Muar District

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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 (523 sq mi), with a population of 233,779 (2010).[3][2]

Muar District
Daerah Muar
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiدايره موار
 • Chinese麻坡县
 • Tamilமூவார்
Flag of Muar District
Flag
Official seal of Muar District
Seal
Location of Muar District in Johor
Location of Muar District in Johor
Muar District is located in Malaysia District
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
SeatMuar
Local area government(s)Muar Municipal Council
Government
 • District officerTuan Haji Mustaffa Kamal bin Haji Shamsudin
Area
 • Total1,354 km2 (523 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total233,779
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+08:00 (Not observed)
Postcode
84xxx
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesJ
Sultan Abu Bakar Building which houses the Muar District Office

HistoryEdit

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 divisionsEdit

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

TownsEdit

Federal Parliament and State Assembly SeatsEdit


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

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P143 Pagoh Muhyiddin Yassin PN - PPBM
P145 Bakri Yeo Bee Yin PH - DAP
P146 Muar Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman IND


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

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P143 N7 Bukit Kepong Sahruddin Jamal PN - PPBM
P143 N8 Bukit Pasir Najib Lep PN - PAS
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

EconomyEdit

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

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://ptj.johor.gov.my/index.php/pejabat-tanah/pejabat-tanah-muar/profil-ptmuar
  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.
  3. ^ http://ptj.johor.gov.my/index.php/pejabat-tanah/pejabat-tanah-muar/profil-ptmuar
  4. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/profail%20muar_ogos%2020111.pdf
  5. ^ "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.