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Selangor Darul Ehsan

estuaries of Selangor River

Estuaries of Selangor River



Although there are many claims about the origin of the name ‘Selangor’, but the history was proven that the name ‘Selangor’ was taken from the name of Selangor River, which flow to Malacca Strait via settlements area known as Kuala Selangor. Selangor, also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Ehsan. Darul Ehsan means Abode of Sincerity.


location of Selangor in Malaysia

Location of Selangor in Malaysia: 3°20′N 101°30′E



Selangor  is one of the 13 states of Malaysia located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west. The federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya were also under Selangor’s sovereignty.

Generally, Selangor irrigated by four major river basins: basin of Langat River  and basin of Klang River located at the southern part while basin of Bernam River and basin of Selangor River in the north.



Shah Alam, the first city in Selangor is the capital state while the royal capital is at Klang. Petaling Jaya, another major urban centre in Selangor was awarded city status on June 20, 2006.

Selangor is divided into 9 districts:

1. Sabak Bernam

2. Hulu Selangor

3. Kuala Selangor

4. Gombak

5. Klang

6. Petaling Jaya

7. Hulu Langat

8. Kuala Langat

9. Sepang


Source: Wikipedia and Portal of Selangor

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