Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling city and its residential suburbs seem to go on forever. The city proper is a Federal Territory has an area of 243 km2 (94 sq mi) which consists of the city center and its surrounding urban areas, managed by the KL City Hall. It also merges with the adjacent satellite cities of Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Klang, Port Klang, Ampang, Selayang/Rawang, Kajang, Puchong, and Sepang, all in the state of Selangor, which enclaves KL, and all with their separate local authorities, creating a huge metropolis called Greater Kuala Lumpur, or more commonly, Klang Valley. Kuala Lumpur has a literacy rate of 97.5% in 2000, the highest rate in any state or territory in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is home to the University of Malaya. It was ranked the best university in Malaysia and the 2nd best in Southeast Asia in 2014. Other universities located in Kuala Lumpur include International Islamic University Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, UCSI University, International Medical University, Open University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur University, Wawasan Open University, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College and the branch campus of the National University of Malaysia, etc. Malaysia is favourite destination for many multinational companies. Malaysian government is dedicated to creating a dynamic and progressive business environment to ensure potential investors are drawn into a thriving economy. More than 3,600 MSC-status companies from 40+ countries operating in Malaysia. Skill specific programs are structured to continuously develop entrepreneurs and businesses to obtain relevant knowledge
It is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asiaâ€™s largest shopping malls, housing the worldâ€™s top brands, and street markets where you can get one-of-a-kind items. Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world, with 8.9 million tourists per year. Tourism in Kuala Lumpur driven by the cityâ€™s cultural diversity, relatively low costs, and wide gastronomic and shopping variety. MICE tourism, which mainly encompasses conventions has expanded in recent years to become a vital component of the industry, and is expected to grow further once the Malaysian governmentâ€™s Economic Transformation Programme kicks in. It is Malaysiaâ€™s sultry capital packed with historic monuments, steel-clad skyscrapers, lush parks, mega sized shopping malls, bustling street markets and trendy nightspots. Also, an essential part of the vibrant mix is incense-wreathed, colorfully adorned mosques and temples of the countryâ€™s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. The major tourist destinations include the Merdeka Square, the House of Parliament, the Petaling Street, the National Palace (Istana Negara), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Museum, the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, the National Monument, and religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque.