Damansara, Selangor

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Damansara is a one of 36 subdivisions (mukim) of the district of Petaling in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is named after the Damansara River (Sungai Damansara) which flows nearby. It is one of the most densely populated areas in Malaysia. In the 2000 Census of Malaysia, it was the second-largest district subdivision in Malaysia, in terms of population, with 453,420 residents. [1]

Communities[edit]

The Damansara area is home to several communities, but most of the subdivision falls under the municipal council of the town of Petaling Jaya. As of 2004, it includes the following communities:

List of communities[edit]

Commercial prospects[edit]

Damansara has been dubbed the "Golden Triangle" of Petaling Jaya. Commercially, it is positioned to do well, boasting a Tesco outlet, the Ikano Power Centre shopping complex, the One Utama shopping complex, the largest Ikea outlet in Southeast Asia, as well as The Curve shopping complex, all of them located within a stone's throw of each other.

Besides that, the Uptown commercial area, which houses the Malaysian branch of several multi-national companies, is located in Damansara Utama.

Political representation[edit]

Due to different delineations for electoral purposes, as of 2004, Damansara is mostly divided over two voting districts in its representation in Parliament. One is the constituency of Subang by Sivarasa Rasiah, a member of the People's Justice Party while the other is under Petaling Jaya Utara by Tony Pua of the Democratic Action Party. Both parties are part of the opposition alliance, Pakatan Rakyat. In the Selangor State Assembly, the communities are represented by Cheah Wing Yin from the Democratic Action Party for the constituency of Damansara Utama, Elizabeth Wong from the People's Justice Party for the constituency of Bukit Lanjan and Mohd Nasir Hashim of the People's Justice Party for the constituency of Kota Damansara.