19 Key Facts About Kuala Lumpur

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 19 facts about Kuala Lumpur!

Geographical stats…

  1. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Kwah-luh Loum-poor.
  3. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s largest city.
  4. The total land area of Kuala Lumpur is 866 square miles (2,243 square kilometres)…
  5. …that’s slightly larger than Greater London.
  6. Kuala Lumpur’s population was 6,837,000 in 2015…
  7. …that’s only 2/3 the population of Greater London…
  8. …and gives it a population density of around 7,895 residents per square mile.
  9. Kuala Lumpur is located 184 ft above sea level.
  10. Residents of Kuala Lumpur are known as Malaysians, although they are also known as KLites thanks to Kuala Lumpur being affectionately referred to as KL.
  11. The Petronas Towers, built in 1996 and located in Kuala Lumpur, are the tallest twin towers in the world and were originally the tallest buildings in the world upon completion!
  12. Malaysians living in Kuala Lumpur enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with generally warm and wet weather, little temperature fluctuation and an average annual temperature of 28°C.
  13. Looking to fly yourself to Kuala Lumpur? You’ll need the coordinates of 3.1333° N, 101.6833° E.
  14. Make sure you visit the Menara KL Tower if you’re in Kuala Lumpur; it’s one of the tallest man-made structures in the world and gives a spectacular view across this beautiful city during both the day and night.

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Kuala Lumpur is Malaysian.
  2. Kuala Lumpur was established in 1859, but wasn’t actually granted city status until 1972.
  3. Malaysian Ringgit is the official currency here.
  4. Malaysia welcomed 25,715,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Kuala Lumpur for its breathtaking modern architecture and wide range of eateries, shopping malls and markets.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Kuala Lumpur? You can make cheap calls to Kuala Lumpur with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 0060.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Kuala Lumpur, head over to The Star Online website.

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