the royal city and former capital of the state of Selangor, Malaysia, the
name Klang comes from the inspiration of Dato Ee. It is located within the
Klang District in Klang Valley. It is located about 32 km to the west of
Kuala Lumpur and 6 km east of
It was the
civil capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of
Kuala Lumpur and the current
capital, Shah Alam. Port Klang, which is
located in the Klang District, is the 13th busiest transshipment port and
the 16th busiest container port in the world.
Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK), the local municipal council of Klang,
exercises jurisdiction for a majority of the Klang District while the city
council of Shah Alam, the state capital,
exercises some jurisdiction over other parts of the district (known as
Shah Alam selatan).
divided into Klang North and Klang South, which are separated by the Klang
Klang North used to be the main commercial centre of Klang, but since
2008, more residential and commercial areas as well as government offices
are being developed in Klang South. Most major government and private
health care facilities are also located at Klang South. Hence, this area
tends to be busier and becomes the center of social and recreational
activities after office hours and during the weekends. This is triggered
by the rapid growth of new and modern townships such as Bandar Botanic,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Taman Bayu Perdana, Glenmarie Cove, Kota Bayuemas
etc. all located within Klang South.
At the Klang North side, some of the older and established residential
areas include Berkeley Garden, Taman Eng Ann, Taman Klang Utama, Bandar
Baru Klang and so forth. Newer townships include Bandar Bukit Raja, Aman
Perdana and Klang Sentral.
Malaysia's busiest port, Port Klang is located at Klang South.