The Jempol District (Chinese: 仁保) is the largest district in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan. The district borders the other Malaysian states of Pahang to the northeast and Johor to the east. Bandar Seri Jempol and Bahau are the principal towns in Jempol.
Location of Jempol District in Negeri Sembilan
|Coordinates: 2°55′N 102°25′E|
|Seat||Bandar Seri Jempol|
|Local area government(s)||Jempol Municipal Council|
|• District officer||Zazali Salehudin|
|• Total||1,490.87 km2 (575.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||75/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+8 (Not observed)|
|Vehicle registration plates||N|
Jempol is also the meeting point of Muar and Serting Rivers. The meeting point had played an important transportation role in ancient times. Known historically as Desa Penarikan, it connected trade posts west of the Malay Peninsula with population centers in the east coast and vice versa.
Jempol is equipped with a hospital which is being funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Health. The hospital is the main health care provider in Jempol and its surrounding areas including Serting and Bahau. Residents of Rompin and other nearby areas in Pahang that used to use a hospital in Kuala Pilah are now visiting Jempol's hospital. Bahau is 21 km away from Kuala Pilah.
Jempol District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:
- Kuala Jempol
- Serting Ilir
- Serting Ulu
Bahau KTM is the principal railway station serving this constituency.
- Fish Leong, singer
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
List of Jempol district representatives in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)
|Parliament||Seat Name||Member of Parliament||Party|
|P126||Jelebu||Jalaluddin Bin Alias||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
|P127||Jempol||Mohd Salim Bin Sharif||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
List of Jempol district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)
|Parliament||State||Seat Name||State Assemblyman||Party|
|P126||N3||Sungai Lui||Mohd Razi Bin Mohd Ali||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
|P127||N5||Serting||Shamsulkahar Bin Mohd Deli||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
|P127||N6||Palong||Mustapha Bin Nagoor||Barisan Nasional (UMNO)|
|P127||N7||Jeram Padang||Manickam A/L Letchuman||Barisan Nasional (MIC)|
|P127||N8||Bahau||Teo Kok Seong||Pakatan Harapan (DAP)|
- "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.