"Introduction" Klang by p_yenyen

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Klang is the royal capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia. 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 earlier era before the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam. It is one of the world's busiest seaports.

Klang may have taken its name from the Klang River which runs through the town. The entire geographical area in the immediate vicinity of the river, which begins at Kuala Lumpur and runs west all the way to Port Klang, is known as the Klang Valley.

Popular theories on the origin of the name are that it was derived from the Mon-Khmer word Klong or from Malay word Kilang meaning warehouses, given that it was full of warehouses in the old days

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  • Intro Written Dec 11, 2005
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