Kuala Lumpur

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Full name: Kuala Lumpur (more commonly known as K.L)

Area: 243.65 km² / 95.18 sq mi

Population: Estimated 1.8 million

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

National Language: Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu)

Other Spoken Languages: English, Chinese, Tamil

Ethnic Groups: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, Others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh

Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

National Anthem: Negaraku

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Country code + Area code: +603

Time difference: GMT + 8 (day light savings do not apply)

Weather: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz, standard two or three pin British-style plugs

Emergency number: 999 (medical, police and fire)

Places Of Interest: Petronas Twin Towers, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Menara K.L, Lake Gardens, Dataran Merdeka, National Mosque, National Museum, National Monument, Chinatown, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, National Theatre.

Festivals: Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Wesak, Federal Territory Day, etc.

Districts: Ampang, Bangsar, Damansara Heights , Cheras, Segambut, Sri Hartamas, etc.

Transportation: Light Rail Transit (LRT), K.L Monorail, Rapid K.L (Bus), KTM Commuter Trains, Taxis

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