Majlis Perbandaran Dungun

MPD was established on 1st January 1981 under the Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171) through Terengganu State Government Gazzette No. 860 dated 18 .December 1980. As one of the seven (7) local authorities available in the state of Terengganu Darul Iman. MPD is the transformation of the Dungun Local Council and Paka Local Meeting Council.

In the early stage of establishment, the original size of MPD was only 72.59 square kilometers. Beginning from 1996 Terengganu State Authority has gazette the entire Dungun District of 2735.04 square kilometers as MPD area through Terengganu State Government Gazette No. 911, Gazette Plan 550.SUK.TR.572/442/Bhg.2 dated 3rd June 1996. It is 21.11% of the size of Terengganu State and it is the second largest district in Terengganu.

With the addition of MPD area size in proportion to the district size, MPD operational area has been increased to 212.86 square kilometers. The location of the entire MPD area is along the coastal area extending from the north and it borders the Kemaman Municipal Council area in the south, Hulu Terengganu District Council area in the west and Marang District Council area in the north.