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Klang Valley
Klang Valley
(Malay: Lembah Klang) is an area in Malaysia
Malaysia
which is centered in Kuala Lumpur, and includes its adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. A more recent alternative reference to this would be Greater Kuala Lumpur. The Klang Valley
Klang Valley
is geographically delineated by Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca
Strait of Malacca
to the west. It extends to Rawang in the northwest, Semenyih
Semenyih
in the southeast, and Klang and Port Klang
Port Klang
in the southwest.[1] The conurbation is the heartland of Malaysia's industry and commerce.[2] As of 2012, the Klang Valley
Klang Valley
is home to roughly 7.9 million people.[3]

Contents

1 Origin 2 Regions 3 Transport 4 See also 5 References

Origin[edit] The valley is named after the Klang River, the principal river that flows through it that start at Port Klang
Port Klang
and end at Hulu Klang, 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
Gombak
and Port Klang) but the urban areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
have since grown south towards the border with Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
and north towards Rawang. Regions[edit] There is no official designation of the boundaries that make up Klang Valley but it is often assumed to comprise the following areas and their corresponding local authorities:

Definition of Klang Valley
Klang Valley
by parliamentary constituencies (2016 proposed boundaries)      Actual area of Klang Valley      Often included (Rawang and Langat River Valley)      Sometimes included (for TV and radio broadcasting)

Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
City Hall

Selangor
Selangor
district of Petaling

Shah Alam City Council Petaling
Petaling
Jaya City Council Subang Jaya
Subang Jaya
Municipal Council

Selangor
Selangor
district of Klang

Klang Municipal Council

Selangor
Selangor
district of Gombak

Selayang
Selayang
Municipal Council

Selangor
Selangor
district of Hulu Langat

Ampang Jaya
Ampang Jaya
Municipal Council Kajang
Kajang
Municipal Council

Selangor
Selangor
district of Kuala Langat

Kuala Langat
Kuala Langat
District Council

Transport[edit] See also: Public transport in the Klang Valley

KL Sentral, the transit hub for the Klang Valley
Klang Valley
and possibly the entirety of West Malaysia.

Even though the Klang Valley
Klang Valley
officially consists of separate cities and suburbs, integration between these cities is very high, with a highly developed road network and an expanding rapid transit system. Many expressways criss-cross the metropolis making cars the most convenient way to get around. However, this has led to the Klang Valley's notorious traffic jams which span whole kilometres of expressways and make driving during peak hours exhausting. Since the 1990s, new rapid transit systems, such as the Rapid KL's light rail transit (LRT), KTM Komuter
KTM Komuter
and the monorail have been developed. Most of these systems have gone through extensive expansion as a superproject, in which the two LRT lines are being extended into outlying suburbs such as Puchong and Subang Jaya. The Klang Valley Integrated Transit System, as of now, are currently being upgraded to become fully-fledged mass rapid transit systems with the construction of three new Klang Valley MRT lines that are respectively being built from the southeastern suburb of Kajang
Kajang
to the northwestern suburb of Sungai Buloh, as well as Putrajaya
Putrajaya
and through Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
itself. Buses that operate around Klang Valley
Klang Valley
is also extensive. See also[edit]

1998 Klang Valley
Klang Valley
water crisis Greater Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur List of metropolitan areas in Asia by population Public Transport in Klang Valley

References[edit]

^ Ooi Keat Gin (2009). Historical Dictionary of Malaysia. Scarecrow Press. pp. 157–158. ISBN 978-0810859555.  ^ "world gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05.  ^ https://archive.is/20130209161056/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=1263135486&men=gcis&lng=en&des=gamelan&geo=-152&srt=pnan&col=dhoq&msz=1500&va=&pt=a

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MSC Malaysia

Headquarters

Cyberjaya

Area coverage

Klang Valley

Landmarks

Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Tower Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Sentral Technology Park Malaysia Putrajaya Cyberjaya Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
International Airport SUNTECH Tower i-City

Infrastructures

Express Rail Link Maju Expressway
Maju Expressway
(MEX)

KL-KLIA Dedicated Expressway

Total Airport Management Systems

Applications

e-Government MyKad

Companies

Asia Media Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd

Astro

MYTV Broadcasting

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Foshan
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