|Kuala Lumpur Malaysia|
Kuala Lumpur ( often abbreviated as KL ) , or the full name Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur , is the capital and largest city of Malaysia . Kuala Lumpur region covering an area of 244 km ² ( 94 mi ² ) , with a population of about 1.6 million people ( 2010) . Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area , also known as the Klang Valley , has a population of 5.7 million people.Kuala Lumpur metropolitan areas with the most rapid growth in Malaysia , both in population and economically .
In Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Parliament stands . The city was also the location of the executive government offices and the judiciary , which has since moved to Putrajaya 1999. Althought several judicial offices are still standing in the city . The official residence of the Yang di- Pertuan Agong , the Government Palace , located in Kuala Lumpur . The city is also the cultural and economic center of Malaysia's position as the capital of his deep and cities utama.Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network ( GaWC ) assess Kuala Lumpur as an alpha global city .
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur is one of three pieces of Wilayah Persekutuan Malaysia , and also an enclave in the state of Selangor , on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia .Since the 1990s , the city has hosted various sporting events , politics , and culture , such as the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One. Other then that , in Kuala Lumpur stands the world's tallest twin towers , the Petronas Twin Towers .Kuala Lumpur is connected with the outside world by two airports , namely the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang and Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang Shah .
Geography of Kuala Lumpur is characterized by a huge valley known as Klang Valley bordering the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east , several small mountains in the north and the south , and the Strait of Malacca in the west . Kuala Lumpur is located at the mouth of the Klang River and Gombak between .
Located in the middle of the state of Selangor , Kuala Lumpur had been under the rule of Selangor . In 1974 , Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan separated to form the first set directly by the Government of the Federation of Malaysia . The total area of the city is 24 365 km ² ( 9.407 sq mi) , with an average altitude of 2,195 m ( 7,200 feet ) .
Shielded by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and the island of Sumatra , Indonesia , in the west , Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate ( Koppen climate classification Af ) which is warm and sunny , with heavy rainfall throughout the year , particularly in the northeast monsoon season from October to March . This city tends to a constant temperature , with a maximum point around 31 to 33 ° C ( 88 to 91 ° F ) and never exceeded 37 ° C ( 99 ° F ) , while the minimum point of 22 to 23.5 ° C ( 72 to 74 ° F ) and never less than 19 ° C ( 66 ° F ) . Kuala Lumpur each year receive rainfall of 2,266 mm ( 89.2 in) ; in June and July are relatively dry , however, rainfall typically exceeds 125 mm ( 5 in) a month .