Kuala Lumpur

  • kuala lumpur
    federal territory and city
    federal territory of kuala lumpur
    wilayah persekutuan kuala lumpur
    clockwise from top left: petronas towers, petaling street, jamek mosque and gombak/klang river confluence, national monument, national mosque, skyline of kuala lumpur. centre: kuala lumpur tower
    clockwise from top left: petronas towers, petaling street, jamek mosque and gombak/klang river confluence, national monument, national mosque, skyline of kuala lumpur. centre: kuala lumpur tower
    flag of kuala lumpur
    flag
    kuala lumpur is located in malaysia
    kuala lumpur
    kuala lumpur
    kuala lumpur is located in southeast asia
    kuala lumpur
    kuala lumpur
    kuala lumpur is located in asia
    kuala lumpur
    kuala lumpur
    coordinates: 03°08′52″n 101°41′43″e / 03°08′52″n 101°41′43″e / 3.14778; 101.69528
    countrymalaysia
    administrative areas
    establishment1859[1]
    granted city status1 february 1972
    granted federal territory1 february 1974
    government
     • mayornor hisham ahmad dahlan
    area
    [2]
     • federal territory and city243 km2 (94 sq mi)
     • metro
    2,243.27 km2 (866.13 sq mi)
    elevation
    [4]
    66 m (217 ft)
    population
     (2017 est.)[5]
     • federal territory and city1,790,000 (1st)
     • density6,891/km2 (17,310/sq mi)
     • metro
    7,200,000[3]
     • metro density6,581/km2 (17,040/sq mi)
     • demonym
    kl-ite / kuala lumpurian
    human development index
     • hdi (2017)0.857 (very high) (1st)
    time zoneutc+8 (mst)
    postal code
    50000 to 60000
    mean solar timeutc + 06:46:46
    area code(s)03
    vehicle registrationv and w (for all vehicles except taxis)
    hw (for taxis only)
    official website edit this at wikidata

    kuala lumpur (malaysian pronunciation: [ˈkualə, -a ˈlumpo(r), -ʊ(r)]), officially the federal territory of kuala lumpur (malay: wilayah persekutuan kuala lumpur) and commonly known as kl, is the national capital and largest city in malaysia. as the global city of malaysia, it covers an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016.[6] greater kuala lumpur, also known as the klang valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.25 million people as of 2017.[7] it is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in southeast asia, in both population and economic development.

    kuala lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of malaysia. it is also home to the parliament of malaysia and the official residence of the malaysian king (yang di-pertuan agong), the istana negara. the city once held the headquarters of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but these were relocated to putrajaya in early 1999.[8] however, some sections of the political bodies still remain in kuala lumpur.

    kuala lumpur is one of the three federal territories of malaysia,[9] enclaved within the state of selangor, on the central west coast of peninsular malaysia.[10] since the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 commonwealth games and the 2017 southeast asian games. kuala lumpur has undergone rapid development in recent decades and is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the petronas towers, which have since become an iconic symbol of malaysian development.

    kuala lumpur has a comprehensive road system supported by an extensive range of public transport networks, such as the mass rapid transit (mrt), light metro (lrt), bus rapid transit (brt), monorail, commuter rail and an airport rail link. kuala lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping, being the tenth most-visited city in the world in 2017.[11] the city houses three of the world's ten largest shopping malls.[12]

    kuala lumpur has been ranked by the economist intelligence unit's global liveability ranking at no. 70 in the world, and no. 2 in southeast asia after singapore.[13] eiu's safe cities index of 2017 rated kuala lumpur 31st out of 60 on its world's safest cities list, safer than beijing or shanghai.[14] kuala lumpur was named as one of the new7wonders cities,[15] and has been named as world book capital 2020 by unesco.[16][17]

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Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Clockwise from top left: Petronas Towers, Petaling Street, Jamek Mosque and Gombak/Klang River confluence, National Monument, National Mosque, skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Centre: Kuala Lumpur Tower
Clockwise from top left: Petronas Towers, Petaling Street, Jamek Mosque and Gombak/Klang River confluence, National Monument, National Mosque, skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Centre: Kuala Lumpur Tower
Kuala Lumpur is located in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is located in Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is located in Asia
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Coordinates: 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14778; 101.69528
CountryMalaysia
Administrative Areas
Establishment1859[1]
Granted city status1 February 1972
Granted Federal Territory1 February 1974
Government
 • MayorNor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan
Area
 • Federal territory and city243 km2 (94 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,243.27 km2 (866.13 sq mi)
Elevation66 m (217 ft)
Population
 (2017 est.)[5]
 • Federal territory and city1,790,000 (1st)
 • Density6,891/km2 (17,310/sq mi)
 • Metro
7,200,000[3]
 • Metro density6,581/km2 (17,040/sq mi)
 • Demonym
KL-ite / Kuala Lumpurian
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2017)0.857 (very high) (1st)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postal code
50000 to 60000
Mean solar timeUTC + 06:46:46
Area code(s)03
Vehicle registrationV and W (for all vehicles except taxis)
HW (for taxis only)
Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈkualə, -a ˈlumpo(r), -ʊ(r)]), officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Malay: Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur) and commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia. As the global city of Malaysia, it covers an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) and has an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016.[6] Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.25 million people as of 2017.[7] It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia, in both population and economic development.

Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. It is also home to the Parliament of Malaysia and the official residence of the Malaysian King (Yang di-Pertuan Agong), the Istana Negara. The city once held the headquarters of the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but these were relocated to Putrajaya in early 1999.[8] However, some sections of the political bodies still remain in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is one of the three federal territories of Malaysia,[9] enclaved within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.[10] Since the 1990s, the city has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Kuala Lumpur has undergone rapid development in recent decades and is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, which have since become an iconic symbol of Malaysian development.

Kuala Lumpur has a comprehensive road system supported by an extensive range of public transport networks, such as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Metro (LRT), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), monorail, commuter rail and an airport rail link. Kuala Lumpur is one of the leading cities in the world for tourism and shopping, being the tenth most-visited city in the world in 2017.[11] The city houses three of the world's ten largest shopping malls.[12]

Kuala Lumpur has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking at No. 70 in the world, and No. 2 in Southeast Asia after Singapore.[13] EIU's Safe Cities Index of 2017 rated Kuala Lumpur 31st out of 60 on its world's safest cities list, safer than Beijing or Shanghai.[14] Kuala Lumpur was named as one of the New7Wonders Cities,[15] and has been named as World Book Capital 2020 by UNESCO.[16][17]