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Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Skyline of Kuala Lumpur at night
Skyline of Kuala Lumpur at night
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 • City 1,809,699
 • Density 7,388/km2 (18,912/sq mi)
 • Metro 7.2 million
License plate prefix Wxx (for all vehicles include taxis)
Website Official Website
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Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, and the Federal Territory of Wilayah Persekutuan. Malaysia is a country in Asia. With the completion of Putrajaya in the late 1990s, the administrative capital has been moved to Putrajaya. Kuala Lumpur is home to one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.


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 Lumpur

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]

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