Kuala Lumpur

capital of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (Malay: کوالا لمڤور‎) is the capital city it is the largest city of Malaysia and a Federal Territory. After Putrajaya was constructed in the late 1990s, the administrative capital has been moved there. Kuala Lumpur has one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

Kuala Lumpur
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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From top, left to right:
Skyline at night with the KL Tower, the Petronas Towers and also the Vista Tower in the far background; Bukit Bintang intersection, Petaling Street, National Museum as well as the MRT Station entrance, photo spots of Jamek Mosque which lies between the Gombak and the Klang River confluence, National Monument, Merdeka Square, and Kuala Lumpur railway station
Flag of Kuala Lumpur
Official seal of Kuala Lumpur
Nickname(s): 
KL, The Garden City of Lights, City of Contrasts and Diversity[1]
Motto(s): 
Bersedia Menyumbang Bandaraya Cemerlang
English: Ready to Contribute towards an Excellent City
Anthem: Maju dan Sejahtera
English: Progress and Prosper
Kuala Lumpur is located in Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur is located in Southeast Asia
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Kuala Lumpur is located in Asia
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Coordinates: 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14778°N 101.69528°E / 3.14778; 101.69528Coordinates: 03°08′52″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14778°N 101.69528°E / 3.14778; 101.69528
CountryMalaysia
Administrative areas
Establishment1857[2]
City status1 February 1972
Transferred to federal jurisdiction1 February 1974
Government
 • TypeFederal administration
with local government
 • BodyKuala Lumpur City Hall
 • MayorMahadi bin Che Ngah
Federal representationParliament of Malaysia
 • Dewan Rakyat seats11 of 222 (5.0%)
 • Dewan Negara seats2 of 70 (2.9%)
Area
 • Federal territory243 km2 (94 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,243.27 km2 (866.13 sq mi)
Elevation66 m (217 ft)
Population
 (2019 est.)[6]
 • Federal territory1,782,500
 • Rank1st
 • Density7,802/km2 (20,210/sq mi)
 • Metro
7,564,000[5]
 • Metro density2,708/km2 (7,010/sq mi)
 • Demonym
KL-ite / Kuala Lumpurian
City Index
 • HDI (2019)0.867 (very high) (1st)[7]
 • GDP (2019)RM 244,210 million ($59,831 million) (2nd)[8]
 • Per capita (2019)RM 129,472 ($31,720) (1st)[8]
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Postal code
50000 to 60000
Mean solar timeUTC+06:46:46
Area code(s)03
Vehicle registrationV and W (except taxis)
HW (for taxis only)
ISO 3166-2MY-14
Official language(s)Malay English
Websitewww.visitkl.gov.my
www.dbkl.gov.my/en/
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ClimateEdit

Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate (Af in the Koeppen climate classification).

The annual range of temperature in Kuala Lumpur is small, only 1°C. There is no distinct seasonal difference in temperature in the city. Kuala Lumpur is hot throughout the year. The annual mean temperature are 26.5 °C (79.7 °F).

The annual rainfall in Kuala Lumpur is high (2393mm). The rainfall distribution is even in the city, with heavy rainfall all the year. In April and November, the monthly rainfall is slightly higher.

Mayors of Kuala LumpurEdit

Since Kuala Lumpur became a Federal Territory of Malaysia on February 1, 1972, the city has been led by seven mayors. They are:

  1. Tan Sri Dato' Lokman Yusof (1972)
  2. Tan Sri Yaakob Latiff (1973 - 1983)
  3. Tan Sri Dato' Elyas Omar (1983 - 1992)
  4. Dato' Dr. Mazlan Ahmad (1992 - 1995)
  5. Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Shariff (1995 - 2001)
  6. Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek (2001 - 2004)
  7. Datuk Ruslin Hasan (since 2004) [1] Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Official Portal Visit Kuala Lumpur". Archived from the original on 23 October 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  2. "Malaya Celebrates, 1959". British Pathé. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  3. "Laporan Kiraan Permulaan 2010". Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia. p. 27. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. "Malaysia Elevation Map (Elevation of Kuala Lumpur)". Flood Map : Water Level Elevation Map. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. "World Urbanization Prospects, The 2018 Revision" (PDF). UN DESA. 7 August 2019. p. 77. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  6. "Population Statistics". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  7. "Subnational Human Development Index (2.1) [Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia]". Global Data Lab of Institute for Management Research, Radboud University. Retrieved 10 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Portal". www.dosm.gov.my. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.

Other websitesEdit

States and Federal Territories of Malaysia  
States: Johor | Kedah | Kelantan | Melaka | Negeri Sembilan | Pahang | Perak | Perlis | Penang | Sabah | Sarawak | Selangor | Terengganu
Federal Territories: Kuala Lumpur | Labuan | Putrajaya