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Merlimau is a town in Jasin District, Malacca, Malaysia. It is about 22 kilometers southeast of Malacca City. It used to be the main town travelers passed when traveling south of Peninsular Malaysia. It was then bypassed until more shophouses were constructed. Merlimau is between Melaka Town and Muar. There are housing areas in Merlimau and in nearby areas such as Air Tawar and Batu Gajah.

The area along the Merlimau- Jasin road has become a place of residence for students of Merlimau Polytechnics. There are two secondary schools: the Sekolah Datuk Rahman Yaakub (SDARY) and Sekolah Dang Anum (SDA) were established as early as the 1960s. The interchange with PLUS southern expressway was opened at Lipat Kajang.

Politically, Merlimau town is in parliament constituency of P139 Jasin, and Melaka State Legislative Hall of N27 Merlimau. The N27 area consists of seven ballot boxes areas, namely Ayer Merbau, Chincin, Jasin Lalang, Merlimau Utara, Merlimau Pasir, Permatang Serai and Pengkalan Samak. Since independence at parliamentary and state level, as many other parts of Malaysia, Merlimau has never been won by opposition parties.

Merlimau has a Fire Brigade and post-office facilities. The police station is about 1 km down south on the road to Muar. The post-office facilities are right on the centre of the old town, on the left side of the road leading to Batu Gajah, which could also led into AMJ, for those travelling to south.