town, West (Peninsular) Malaysia, on the Linggi River. It lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) inland from Port Dickson on the Strait of Malacca. The town originated as a tin-mining settlement in the 1840s. Rubber production is now Seremban's principal activity; tin is still mined, and paddy rice is grown in the well-drained valleys of the Main Range to the east. The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur road and railway system passes through the town, which is linked by a branch railway to Port Dickson. A road through a nearby mountain gap leads to Kuala Pilah and eastern Malaya
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