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Kuala Lumpur in west-central Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur in west-central Malaysia Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur is the country’s largest urban area. It is located in the Klang Valley at the confluence of the Kelang and Gombak rivers. 

The Klang Valley is bordered by the Titiwangsa Mountains to the east, smaller mountain ranges to the north, and the Strait of Malacca to the west.

In Malay, Kuala Lumpur means “muddy estuary.” The Golden Triangle, the city’s commercial quarter, is the site of the Petronas Twin Towers. These are the tallest twin towers in the world.   Central West Coast, Peninsular Malaysia Area: 243km2 Climate System: Tropical rainforest. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor.

Also the country’s largest urban area and its cultural, commercial and transportation centre. It is centrally located in Southeast Asia. The locals generally refer to them as West and East Malaysia. West Malaysia is the part of the country that sits on mainland Asia, while East Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is full of historic monuments, skyscrapers, lush parks, bustling street markets. Although largely residential, both have pockets of good.

Video Credit: European Space Agency 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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