Kuala Lumpur (Malay: کوالا لمڤور) is the capital 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.
|Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur|
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
|• Jawi||ولايه ڤرسكوتوان کوالا لومڤور|
KL, The Garden City of Lights, City of Contrasts and Diversity
Bersedia Menyumbang Bandaraya Cemerlang
English: Ready to Contribute towards an Excellent City
|Anthem: Maju dan Sejahtera |
English: Progress and Prosper
|City status||1 February 1972|
|Transferred to federal jurisdiction||1 February 1974|
|• Type||Federal administration|
with local government
|• Body||Kuala Lumpur City Hall|
|• Mayor||Mahadi bin Che Ngah|
|Federal representation||Parliament of Malaysia|
|• Dewan Rakyat seats||11 of 222 (5.0%)|
|• Dewan Negara seats||2 of 70 (2.9%)|
|• Federal territory||243 km2 (94 sq mi)|
|• Metro||2,243.27 km2 (866.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||66 m (217 ft)|
|• Federal territory||1,782,500|
|• Density||7,802/km2 (20,210/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||2,708/km2 (7,010/sq mi)|
|• Demonym||KL-ite / Kuala Lumpurian|
|• HDI (2019)||0.867 (very high) (1st)|
|• GDP (2019)||RM 244,210 million ($59,831 million) (2nd)|
|• Per capita (2019)||RM 129,472 ($31,720) (1st)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (MST)|
50000 to 60000
|Mean solar time||UTC+06:46:46|
|Vehicle registration||V and W (except taxis) |
HW (for taxis only)
|Official language(s)||Malay English|
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).
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:
- Tan Sri Dato' Lokman Yusof (1972)
- Tan Sri Yaakob Latiff (1973 - 1983)
- Tan Sri Dato' Elyas Omar (1983 - 1992)
- Dato' Dr. Mazlan Ahmad (1992 - 1995)
- Tan Sri Dato’ Kamaruzzaman Shariff (1995 - 2001)
- Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek (2001 - 2004)
- Datuk Ruslin Hasan (since 2004)  Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Population Statistics". Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
- "Subnational Human Development Index (2.1) [Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia]". Global Data Lab of Institute for Management Research, Radboud University. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
- "Department of Statistics Malaysia Official Portal". www.dosm.gov.my. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kuala Lumpur.|
- Kuala Lumpur city location map
- Kuala Lumpur City Hall
- Maps of Kuala Lumpur
- Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine - Comprehensive Travel Guide to Kuala Lumpur | City Guide, hotels, attractions and vacations.
|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|