Putrajaya

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Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya Federal Territory of Putrajaya
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Territory Flag Territory Logo
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Mayor Tan Sri Dato Samsudin Osman
District Federal Territory
Area 46 km²
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Metropolitan

45,000 (est.) [1]
N/A
Time zone UTC+8
Latitude 2°55' N
Longitude 101°40' E

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Putrajaya is a planned city and a Federal Territory that acts as a federal government administration centre of Malaysia moved from the bustling of Kuala Lumpur. However, Kuala Lumpur still serves as Malaysia's national and legislative capital. The city is located at 2°55' North, 101°40' East (2.91667, 101.667). [2]

The city is named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra. "Putra" also means prince in Malay while "Jaya" means excellent or success. The city has only been raised recently and it is still undergoing massive development.

To the west is Cyberjaya, a cyber city, also located within the Multimedia Super Corridor.

As a city created to be an administrative centre of a country, Putrajaya is analogous to Washington DC in the United States, Canberra in Australia, Brasilia in Brazil, Astana in Kazakhstan, and Pretoria in South Africa.

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History

Putrajaya was founded on October 19, 1995 and is located in the middle of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC). Putrajaya is the third Federal Territory of Malaysia; the other two being Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

The land on which Putrajaya now stands was formerly known as Prang Besar, part of the state of Selangor. The Federal government negotiated with the state on the prospect of another Federal Territory and in the mid-1990s, the Federal government paid a substantial amount of money to Selangor for approximately 11 320 acres (46 km²) of land. As a result of this land purchase, Selangor now completely surrounds two Federal Territories within its borders, namely Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.

In 2002, a high speed rail link called KLIA Transit was opened, linking Kuala Lumpur and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor to Putrajaya. Construction of a monorail system is also underway.

Tourist attractions

Here is the list of tourist attractions in Putrajaya: Image:Putrajaya Building.jpg

Bridges

Shopping centre

Sister cities


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States and Federal Territories of Malaysia Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg
States: Johor | Kedah | Kelantan | Malacca | Negeri Sembilan | Pahang | Perak | Perlis | Penang | Sabah | Sarawak | Selangor | Terengganu
Federal Territories: Kuala Lumpur | Labuan | Putrajaya

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