Kuala Lumpur - Wikipedia
Modern Kuala Lumpur at its beginning. 20th century-present. City, Federal Territory, Greater Kuala Lumpur. Climate and weather. Local government. Historical demographics. Languages and religions. Sport and recreation. Transportation. Transportation.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian pronunciation: ['[email protected]] officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, (Malay: Wilayah persekutuan Kuala Lumpur), and commonly referred to by the acronym KL is a federal territory. It is also the capital of Malaysia. It is the biggest city in Malaysia. It covers an area of 243km2 (94 sq mi), and has an estimated population 1.73 million.  Greater Kuala Lumpur (also known as Klang Valley) is an urban agglomeration that has 7.564 million inhabitants as of 2018[update]. It is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Southeast Asia in terms of both population growth and economic development.
It is the financial, cultural, and economic center of Malaysia. It also houses the Parliament of Malaysia and the Istana Negara (official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, monarch of Malaysia). Kuala Lumpur was established in 1857 to serve the tin mines in the region. It served as the capital for Selangor between 1880 and 1978. Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federation of Malaya (and its successor Malaysia), was founded. The city also remained the seat of executive and judicial branches of Malaysia's federal government until they were moved to Putrajaya at the beginning of 1999.  Some sections of the political institutions are still located in Kuala Lumpur.