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Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that consists of thirteen states and three Federal Territories, with a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,355 sq mi). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 27 million. The country is separated into two regions — Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo — by the South China Sea. Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia,... Singapore and Brunei. The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate. Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (a term that is similar to King), an elected monarch, and the government is headed by a Prime Minister. The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system.
Malays form the majority of the population of Malaysia. There are sizable ethnic Chinese and Indian communities as well. The Malay language and Islam are the official language and religion of the federation respectively.
Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and participates in many international organisations such as the United Nations. As a former British colony, it is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is a member of the Developing 8 Countries.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. The city proper, making up an area of 244 km2 (94 sq mi), has an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2006. Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population as well as economy. Kuala Lumpur is the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia. The city was once home to the executive and judicial branches of the federal government, but they have since moved to Putrajaya starting in 1999. Some sections of the judiciary remain in the capital. The official residence of the Malaysian King, the Istana Negara, is also situated in Kuala Lumpur. The city is also the cultural and economic centre of Malaysia due to its position as the capital as well as being a primate city. Kuala Lumpur is rated as an alpha world city, and is the only global city in Malaysia, according to the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Kuala Lumpur is defined within the borders of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and is one of three Malaysian Federal Territories. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Residents of the city are known as KLites.
Subang Jaya is a residential town in the Klang Valley in Selangor, Malaysia. It is situated in the district of Petaling. Subang Jaya refers, in varying contexts, to the original township developed by Sime UEP Berhad (comprising roughly of the sections SS12-SS19, the larger Subang Jaya township comprising of UEP Subang Jaya (USJ), Kampung Baru Subang and/or Subang town, and rarely, the area governed by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), which governs areas of the Petaling district not under Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam. Neighbouring Bandar Sunway, technically part of Petaling Jaya, is also often mistaken to be part of Subang Jaya. Subang Jaya Municipal Council has a land area of 70 square kilometres and has a population of over 1,000,000 people including Puchong and Seri Kembangan. Over the years, Subang Jaya has matured into a community well-provided with amenities. The township has numerous schools, colleges, a hospital, places of worship, and vibrant commercial areas.
Klang formerly known as Kelang, is the royal capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located within the Klang District in Klang Valley. It is located about 32 km to the west of Kuala Lumpur and 6 km east of Port Klang. It was the civil capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam. Port Klang, which is located in the Klang District, is the 13th busiest transshipment port and the 16th busiest container port in the world. Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK), the local municipal council of Klang, exercises jurisdiction for a majority of the Klang District while the city council of Shah Alam, the state capital, exercises some jurisdiction over other parts of the district (known as Shah Alam selatan).
Johor Bahru, also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru, ("Baru" means "new" and "Johor" means "Jewel" in Malay) or Johore Bahru and abbreviated as JB, is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia. Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland, and Pasir Pelangi, the royal village, is located within Johor Bahru city. With a population of approximately 900,000 in the city, and over 1.8 million in its metropolitan area, it is the second largest urban area in the country after the national capital, Kuala Lumpur and its associated Klang Valley region. The total population of the Singapore-Johor Bahru conurbation is 6.5 million, which is one of the highest in Southeast Asia. Johor Bahru is within walking distance from Singapore, and receives more than 60% of the country's annual 16 million foreign tourists via its bridges and road links to Singapore. The city is an important industrial, tourism and commercial hub for southern Malaysia and one of the biggest industrial centers of the country. The population growth rate of Johor Bahru is among the highest in Southeast Asia.
Ampang is a suburb of Selangor, and was previously a tin mining town located in the districts of Hulu Langat and Gombak in the state of Selangor. Originally, Ampang only encompassed the present day Ampang New Village, Ampang Town, Ampang Malay Village, Bandar Baru Ampang, Taman Dagang, Dato' Ahmad Razali flats and parts of Ampang Jaya. Ampang is often misunderstood and thought to be located in the area where foreign embassies are located along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Ampang is also home to many Koreans migrated from South Korea as part of the South Korean government plan of encouraging emigration to other countries and then establishing trade relations with their home country.
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