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Kuala Lumpur

About Kuala Lumpur

1,627,172 in city
0 in metro
243 km² (94 mi²)
60 m
KL is the capital city of Malaysia. Located in the hills of the southern Malay Peninsula, it is the nation's prinicipal economic, administrative, and cultural center. Manufactures include tin, rubber, and machinery and food products. Kuala Lumpur was founded by Chinese settlers in 1857 as a tin-mining camp. It expanded under British rule from 1873 to 1957 as a center of tin and rubber production. In 1895 it became the capital of the British-protected Federated Malay States. In 1957 it became the capital of the newly independent Federation of Malaya and remained the national capital when Malaysia was founded in 1963. Today that little tin-mining camp is home to the world's second (and third) tallest buildings, the Petronas Towers.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
859 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Petronas Tower 1 1,483 ft 1998
2 Petronas Tower 2 1,483 ft 1998
3 Menara Telekom 1,017 ft 2001
4 Ilham Baru Tower 899 ft 2015
5 Menara Carigali 876 ft 2012

Other buildings

No. Type
12 Famous buildings
31 Buildings with construction images