The town of Teluk Intan is at 4°N and 101°E on the west coast of Penisular Malaysia. It is located at south of Perak and is the Hilir Perak Administration Centre. 
Teluk Intan town is located where the PerakRiver meets BidorRiver. This town is the biggest town in the southern part of Perak compared to Kampar, Tapah, Hutan Melintang and Bagan Datoh.
Although it is not located close to the North South Highway, it is alive and flourishing.
When compared with the other towns in Malaysia, Teluk Intan is the 17th biggest and in Perak it is the 3rd which shows the importance of this town. 
The nearby towns are Sabak Bernam, Bagan Datoh, Bidor, Tapah, Kampar & Lumut.
This town is connected to Manjung, Lumut, Pulau Pangkor by the Kayan Highway with side roads to Tapah and Bidor. 

Origins of the name ‘Teluk Intan’
Teluk Mak Intan
The name Teluk Mak Intan was derived from a beautiful widow by the name of Mak Intan who was a merchant from Mendaling Sumatra. She was the founder of Teluk Intan during the 19th Century and the area where she settled at was known as Pekan Mak Intan. Following the exploration of the town, decendants from Jawa, Rawa, Mendaling, Minangkabau, Kampar and later on from India-Bombay came to the new settlement.
Effective January 1, 1982, the name Teluk Mak Intan was changed to Teluk Intan.

Other information:
Original name is Teluk Ma Hitam.
Original name is Teluk Mak Intan. There was a girl named Intan who came from a influential family in Sumatra. Her father was a Batik trader who travels back and forth for business. Intan was bathing with her friends by the Perak Riverbank. Her ring that once belonged to her mother had dropped into the river. Since then, it was known as Teluk Mak Intan.
Later, the name Teluk Mak Intan was changed to Teluk Anson, named after General Archibald Anson who was the English Governor who came to Teluk Mak Intan during that time.

The topography is flat except in Changkat Jong and Tapah which is rather hilly. The type of Soil is alluvid, as a result of the overflow of tin mining activities from Batang Padang and Kinta Valley. The water is murky. During those days, a lot of Nipah and mangrove trees grow on the river banks until 1970. Across from Teluk Intan Nippah roofs and Bakau wood are produced.