Pasir Gudang is a main
town in the state of Johor, Malaysia. It lies south-east of
Pasir Gudang, south-west of Kluang,
north-west of Pontian, and south of
Segamat and the new Ledang district.
Pasir Gudangis located at 1°51′N 102°56′E. It is 239 km from
Kuala Lumpur. Next nearest town is
Pasir Gudang which is 50 km northwest of Pasir Gudang. The
town of Kluang is located about 52 km to the
northeast. Johor Bahru is located about 70 to
100 km to the south east of the town.
The town nested in Pasir Gudang district and borders the district of
Segamat and Ledang to the north,
Kluang to the east, Pasir Gudang
to the west and shares a border in the southeast with the district of
Pontian. The coast of the Straits of Melaka lies
to the south.
is growing rapidly and has now developed to become the second major town
in Johor state after Johor Baru.
Pasir Gudang is administered by Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudangor Pasir Gudang
Municipal Council which was upgraded from the previous District Council (Majlis
Daerah Pasir GudangBarat) on 9 June 2001 while Yong
Peng is administered by Majlis Daerah Yong Peng or Yong Peng District
Council which previous named Majlis Daerah Pasir GudangTimur.
Growth in small and medium industries such as textiles, garments and
electronics helped to boost development, and Pasir Gudang was upgraded to
town status (Majlis Perbandaran) in 2001, alongside Pasir Gudang,
Kluang and Skudai.