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Putrajaya
Prang Besar / Air Hitam
Federal Territory
Federal Territory of Putrajaya
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 布城
 • Tamil புத்ராஜெயா
 • Jawi ڤوتراجاي
Top left to right: Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra, Ministry of Health buildingBottom left to right: Ministry of Finance Complex, Putrajaya, high rise ministry complexes, Putrajaya's Precinct 1 from above
Top left to right: Putra Mosque and Perdana Putra, Ministry of Health building
Bottom left to right: Ministry of Finance Complex, Putrajaya, high rise ministry complexes, Putrajaya's Precinct 1 from above
Flag of Putrajaya
Flag
Official seal of Putrajaya
Seal
Nickname(s): Garden City, Intelligent City
Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari
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   Putrajaya in    Malaysia
   Putrajaya in    Malaysia
Country  Malaysia
Establishment 19 October 1995
Granted Federal Territory 1 February 2001
Area
 • Total 49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Population (2018)
 • Total 91,900
 • Density 1,876/km2 (4,860/sq mi)
Human Development Index
 • HDI (2017) 0.698 (medium) (16th)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postcode 62xxx
Calling code +603-88
ISO 3166 code MY-16
Mean solar time UTC+06:46:40
Vehicle registration F and Putrajaya
Website www.ppj.gov.my

Putrajaya is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of the Malaysian capital. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya because of overcrowding and congestion in the former. Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital and is the seat of the King, the Parliament, and all the foreign embassies, and the country's commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the idea of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. It became Malaysia's third Federal Territory, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, in 2001.

Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the territory is entirely enclaved within the Sepang District of the state of Selangor. Putrajaya is also a part of MSC Malaysia, a special economic zone that covers Klang Valley. In Sanskrit, "putra"(पुत्र) means "prince" or "male child", and "jaya"(जया) means "success" or "victory". The development of Putrajaya started in the early 1990s; today, major landmarks have been completed and the population is expected to grow in the near future.

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