Muar District

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
Location of Muar District in Johor
Muar District
Location of Muar District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°9′N 102°40′E
Country Malaysia
State Johor
Local area government(s)Muar Municipal Council
  District officerTuan Haji Mustaffa Kamal bin Haji Shamsudin
  Total1,354 km2 (523 sq mi)
  Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+08:00 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-06
Vehicle registration platesJ
Sultan Abu Bakar Building which houses the Muar District Office


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 divisions

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

  • Ayer Hitam[note 1]
  • Bukit Kepong
  • Jalan Bakri
  • Jorak
  • Lenga
  • Muar Town
  • Parit Bakar
  • Parit Jawa
  • Seri Menanti
  • Sungai Balang
  • Sungai Raya
  • Sungai Terap


  • Muar
  • Pagoh
  • Parit Jawa
  • Sungai Balang
  • Bukit Kepong
  • Bukit Pasir
  • Panchor
  • Lenga
  • Pekan Bakri, Jalan Bakri
  • Bukit Naning


Historical population
1991 301,804    
2000 330,355+9.5%
2010 239,027−27.6%
2020 314,776+31.7%
Figures before 2008 includes Tangkak District.
Source: [5]

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P143 Pagoh Muhyiddin Yassin PN - PPBM
P145 Bakri Tan Hong Pin PH - DAP
P146 Muar Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman MUDA

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

ParliamentStateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
P143 N7 Bukit Kepong Sahruddin Jamal PN - PPBM
P143 N8 Bukit Pasir Mohd Fadzli Mohd Salleh BN - UMNO
P145 N12 Bentayan Ng Yak Howe PH - DAP
P145 N13 Simpang Jeram Salahuddin Ayub PH - AMANAH
P145 N14 Bukit Naning Fuad Tukirin BN - UMNO
P146 N15 Maharani Abdul Aziz Talib PN - PAS
P146 N16 Sungai Balang Selamat Takim BN - UMNO


The main economy activities in the district are education, trading, furniture manufacturing, historical tourism and agritourism.[6]

See also


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


  1. "Profil Daerah". Archived from the original on 25 June 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. "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. "Profil Daerah". Archived from the original on 11 June 2016.
  4. JPS Komuniti
  5. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
  6. "Muafakat ke Arah #Johor Berkemajuan" (PDF). Muafakat Johor (in Malay). Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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