Bera District

The Bera District is a district in southwestern Pahang, Malaysia, bordering Negeri Sembilan and Johor.

Bera District
Daerah Bera
Other transcription(s)
  Jawiﺑﺮﺍ
  Chinese百乐县
  Tamilபெரா
Location of Bera District in Pahang
Bera District
Location of Bera District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°16′N 102°27′E
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
SeatBandar Bera
Local area government(s)Bera District Council
Government
  District officerRazihan Adzharuddin[1]
Area
  Total2,214.44 km2 (855.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
  Total90,304
  Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode
28xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesC

Background

Bera district was founded on January 1, 1992, detaching it from Temerloh District. [2]Once considered as problematic area (illegal land exploration), Bera emerged as an important district especially in the agriculture sector.

Etymology

The district got its name from Malaysia's largest freshwater lake, Tasik Bera. According to the Orang Asli of the Semelai tribe, Bera derived its name from a type of seaweed known as Reba.

When the northern part of the district was ruled by one of the nine founding chiefdoms of Negeri Sembilan, it was known as "Ulu Pahang" (the back part of Pahang).

Geography

Located in the south-western corner of Pahang, the district borders Temerloh District and Maran District on the north, Rompin District on the east, Bentong District on the west and Jempol District of Negeri Sembilan on the south-west.

Bera district is known for Bera Lake, a freshwater lake and its surrounding wetlands, that has been protected under the Ramsar Convention since November 1994.

The major towns in Bera are Bandar Bera and Teriang. Other towns include Mengkuang, Kemayan, Kerayong and Mengkarak.

From the south, KTM tracks enter Pahang state via this constituency, stopping at Kemayan, Triang and Mengkarak stations.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2000 77,685    
2010 94,105+21.1%
2020 110,592+17.5%
Figures before 1992 is included under Temerloh District.
Source: [4]

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

Ethnic groups in Bera, 2010 census
EthnicityPopulationPercentage
Bumiputera60,69667.2%
Chinese24,51127.1%
Indian4,7395.2%
Others3580.4%
Total90,304100%

Education

Kemayan, near the border with Negeri Sembilan

There are 38 primary schools, which include national schools, Chinese-medium schools and Indian-medium schools, in Bera district. As for secondary schools, there are 10 of them.[5]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

Though Bera was made into a separate district in 1992, it wasn't given a vote in the parliament until 2004. Previously Bera was represented in the national parliament as part of Temerloh.

Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, is the member of parliament.


Bera district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat) [6]

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P90 BeraIsmail Sabri YaakobBN (UMNO)


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

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P90 N37GuaiSabariah SadanBN (UMNO)
P90 N38TriangLeong Yu Man PH (DAP)
P90 N39KemayanKhairulnizam Mohamad ZuldinBN (UMNO)

Subdistricts

Map of Bera district.

Bera has 2 mukim or subdistricts.

  • Bera (165,094 Ha)
  • Teriang (56,350 Ha) (Capital)

See also

References

  1. penulis1. "Profil Pegawai Daerah - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. penulis1. "Sejarah Daerah - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  3. "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. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  5. penulis1. "Pendidikan - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
  6. "Parlimen dan ADUN - Laman Web Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Bera". pdtbera.pahang.gov.my. Archived from the original on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
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