Gombak River

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Gombak River
The Gombak River (left) merges with the Klang River (right) in Kuala Lumpur.
Native nameSungai Gombak
CountrySelangor and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationGunung Bunga Buah
 ⁃ location
Confluence with the Klang River at Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur
Length27 km (17 mi)[1]
Basin size122 km2 (47 sq mi)[1]

The Gombak River (Malay: Sungai Gombak) is a river which flows through Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It is a tributary of the Klang River. The point where it meets the Klang River is the origin of Kuala Lumpur's name.

Gombak River was used to be called Sungai Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur's name was taken as it was located in Sungai Lumpur's confluence or "Kuala Lumpur".[2]

Towns along the river basin[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND ROAD TUNNEL (SMART)An Underground Approach to Mitigating Flash Floods:[1] URL assessed on 21 October 2012
  2. ^ Heritage Study of Muslim World

Coordinates: 3°08′53″N 101°41′43″E / 3.14806°N 101.69528°E / 3.14806; 101.69528