Rompin District

The Rompin District is a district located in the southeastern corner of Pahang, Malaysia. Rompin is currently under the Rompin District Council.[4]

Rompin District
Daerah Rompin
Other transcription(s)
Location of Rompin District in Pahang
Rompin District
Location of Rompin District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 2°50′N 103°15′E
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
SeatKuala Rompin
Local area government(s)Rompin District Council
  District officerAhmad Nasim Bin Dato' Haji Mohd Sidek [1]
  Total5,734.93 km2 (2,214.27 sq mi)
  Density18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesC

The district covers an area of 5,296 km and located 130 kilometres from Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang. It is bordered to the north by Pekan District, to the west by Bera District, to the south by the state of Johor, and to the east by the South China Sea.

The main town is Kuala Rompin and other town located in the district is Bandar Muadzam Shah. Main tourist attractions in Rompin is the island resort of Tioman Island.


Historical population
1991 80,251    
2000 102,033+27.1%
2010 109,848+7.7%
2020 98,065−10.7%
Source: [5]

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

Ethnic groups in Rompin, 2010 census

Administrative divisions

Map of Rompin district.

Rompin District is divided into 5 mukims, which are:

  • Endau
  • Keratong
  • Rompin
  • Pontian
  • Tioman

Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats

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

ParliamentSeat NameMember of ParliamentParty
P91 RompinAbdul Khalib AbdullahPerikatan Nasional (PPBM)

List of Rompin district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly of Pahang

StateSeat NameState AssemblymanParty
N40Bukit IbamNazri AhmadPerikatan Nasional (PAS)
N41Muadzam ShahRazali KassimBarisan Nasional (UMNO)
N42TiomanMohd Johari HussainBarisan Nasional (UMNO)



Federal Route 3 is the main thoroughfare through this constituency. Southwards it goes all the way to Johor Bahru; northwards it leads first to the royal capital Pekan, then the state capital Kuantan, then through Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu. Federal Route 63 is another important route for the constituency; it begins at the junction with highway Federal Route 3 near Kuala Rompin, runs through Bandar Muadzam Shah before ending at Bukit Ibam.

Public transport

As with most of eastern Pahang, KTM Intercity does not serve Rompin. rapidKuantan buses also do not serve this constituency at this stage.

Prominent residents

  • Jamaluddin Jarjis – former Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States, former Malaysian government minister, late Member of Parliament for Rompin.

See also


  1. "PDT Rompin".
  2. Rompin, Admin PDT. "Pengenalan Dan Latar Belakang - Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah Dan Tanah Rompin".
  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. "Portal Rasmi Majlis Daerah Rompin". Portal Rasmi Majlis Daerah Rompin (MD Rompin). Retrieved 2017-01-01.
  5. "Key Findings Population and Housing Census of Malaysia, 2020" (in Malay and English). Department of Statistics, Malaysia.
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