Klang Valley


Klang Valley

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Klang Valley ( _ms. Lembah Klang) is an area in Malaysia comprising Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs, and adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. An alternative reference to this would be "Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area" or "Greater Kuala Lumpur", though neither of these terms is used locally. It is geographically delineated by Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca to the west. The conurbation has a total population of over 4 million as of 2004, and is the heartland of Malaysia's industry and commerce. In the most recent census, the population in the Klang Valley has expanded to 5.2 million, and in 2006, the population in this area is estimated to be 6.5 million [http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gcis&lng=en&dat=32&geo=-152&srt=npan&col=aohdq&va=&pt=a] . Klang Valley is home to a large number of migrants from other states within Malaysia and foreign workers largely from Indonesia, India and Nepal.

Origin

The valley is named after Klang River, the principal river that flows through it, which is closely linked to the early development of the area as a cluster of tin mining towns in the late 19th century. Development of the region took place largely in the East-West direction (between Gombak and Port Klang) but the urban areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur have since grown south towards the border with Negeri Sembilan and north towards Rawang.

Regions

There is no official designation of the boundaries that make up Klang Valley but it is often assumed to comprise of the following areas and their corresponding local authorities:

*Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
**Kuala Lumpur City Hall

*Federal Territory of Putrajaya
**Putrajaya Corporation

*Selangor district of Petaling
**Shah Alam City Council
**Petaling Jaya City Council
**Subang Jaya Municipal Council

*Selangor district of Klang
**Klang Municipal Council

*Selangor district of Gombak
**Selayang Municipal Council

*Selangor district of Hulu Langat
**Ampang Jaya Municipal Council
**Kajang Municipal Council

*Selangor district of Sepang
**Sepang Municipal Council

ee also

* 1998 Klang Valley water crisis
* Kuala Lumpur
* Public Transport in Klang Valley


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