Malaysia : The only country in Southeast Asia has 2 capitals


( Kuala Lumpur is the official and royal capital of Malaysia, and Putrajaya is the administrative and judicial center of the country. Malaysia is one of the countries in the world with multiple capital cities. Malaysia’s administration is divided into federal and state territories, where federal territories are governed by the national government while states are governed by their respective state governments. Malaysia is the only Southeast Asian country with a federal constitutional monarchy.

Kuala Lumpur is listed as the capital city of Malaysia in international documents, and it is the largest city in the country. Putrajaya has been the seat of government since 2001. The national capitals are further discussed below:

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is sometimes referred to as the ‘Heart of Malaysia.' Located in Selangor State in the central west of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is one of the federal territories in the country. Kuala Lumpur is home to the country’s Parliament and the official residence of the Malaysian King. Kuala Lumpur is the chief economic, transportation, cultural, and business center in Malaysia.


Putrajaya is a planned city, the idea of which was developed by Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad. The city was purposely created as an administrative capital to de-congest Kuala Lumpur. Since it is a planned city, Putrajaya prides in progressive infrastructure and a particular attention to environmental conservation. Putrajaya hosts nearly all of the government’s ministries, except the Ministry of Works, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Defence which are situated in Kuala Lumpur. The city is home to the official residence of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, the Melawati National Palace and the Supreme Court of Justice.

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