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Kuala Lumpur

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
2,582 All Buildings
2,323
existing
179
under construction
20
planned
28
unbuilt
32
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Merdeka 118 2,113 ft 2022
2 Petronas Tower 1 1,483 ft 1998
3 Petronas Tower 2 1,483 ft 1998
4 The Exchange 106 1,462 ft 2019
5 Four Seasons Place 1,122 ft 2018

Other buildings

No. Type
13 Famous buildings
40 Buildings with construction images