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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia | by David McKelvey
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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or commonly KL, is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city. The only alpha world city in Malaysia, it covers an area of 243 km2 and has an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016.


Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.25 million people as of 2017. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South-East Asia, in both population and economic development.


Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March.


Temperatures tend to remain constant. Maximums hover between 31 and 33 °C and have never exceeded 39.3 °C, while minimums hover between 22 and 23.5 °C and have never fallen below 14.4 °C. Kuala Lumpur typically receives minimum 2,600 mm of rain annually; June and July are relatively dry, but even then rainfall typically exceeds 127 millimetres per month. Source:

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Taken on March 3, 2013