Jempol District

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.[4]

Jempol District
Daerah Jempol
Other transcription(s)
  Chinese仁保县
  Tamilஜெம்போல்
Location of Jempol District in Negeri Sembilan
Jempol District
Location of Jempol District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°55′N 102°25′E
Country Malaysia
State Negeri Sembilan
SeatBandar Seri Jempol
Local area government(s)Jempol Municipal Council
Government
  District officerZazali Salehudin[1]
Area
  Total1,490.87 km2 (575.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
  Total112,354
  Density75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
72xxx
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesN

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.

Hospital

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.

Administrative divisions

Jempol District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:[5]

  • Jelai
  • Kuala Jempol
  • Rompin
  • Serting Ilir
  • Serting Ulu

Transportation

Car

Highway is the main route serving Jempol constituency, passing through downtown Bahau and touching Bandar Seri Jempol before continuing to Temerloh, Pahang.

Bera Highway cuts through Jempol constituency in an east-west direction, beginning in Serting and ending near Bandar Tun Abdul Razak in southern Pahang.

Route links Bahau to Juasseh in Kuala Pilah constituency.

Public transportation

Bahau KTM is the principal railway station serving this constituency.

Notable natives


Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats


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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
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)

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
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)


See also

References

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