Kemaman Municipal Council is situated at the southern part of Terengganu  and is the gateway to the state. In general, the location of Kemaman Municipal Council is adjacent to Dungun District in the north while in the south it is bordering with Pahang State.

The implementation of Terengganu State development by the state government  through two phases, the first phase (1980 – 1995) and the second phase (1995 – 2010), is one of the challenges to Kemaman Municipal Council, especially the second phase which emphasize on the development of industrial sector throughout Terengganu State.

The rapid development and economic growth in Kemaman is very obvious since a few years back especially in petroleum and gas based industrial sector. It is the core to the industrial sector development besides the central government’s encouragement to develop other industrial sectors in the peninsular east coast states.

The existence of East Coast Corridor and the presence of an important port, i.e Kemaman Port, form the contributing factors towards upgrading the status of Kemaman District Council to Kemaman Municipal Council. The status upgrade will enable it to play a more competitive role especially in socio-economy and to provide a more efficient and quality service to residents in it’s area of administration.