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It is also a state seat constituency which is sandwiched between Subang and Petaling Jaya. Notable landmarks located near the constituency are the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia. Kota Damansara comes under the Subang parliamentary constituency.
The township was previously a forest reserve, bordered in the west by the Sungai Buloh Industrial Park, in the south by the Tropicana Golf and Country Club and on the south-east by Bandar Utama Damansara. The development of Kota Damansara first began in 1992 and was initially undertaken solely by PKNS.
The land is owned by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), and is being jointly developed through privatisation, joint ventures, and by PKNS itself. Of the total area, 1,500 acres (6 km²) have been earmarked for housing. Divided into 12 sections:-
- Section 1 (Selangor Technology Park) mostly factory, factory zone;
- Section 2 same as section 1, factories area;
- Section 3 De Kota, mostly shoplots and corporate factories. Latest development is The Core by Sunsuria, along Jalan Teknologi in front of Uptown;
- Section 4, Jalan Camar 4/xx, where D'Shire Villa, SMK Seksyen 4 Kota Damansara, Petronas Station (with KFC), Villa Damansara, Sierra Damansara and medium-cost apartments are;
- Section 5, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/xx, more familiar known as Seri Utama (developed by See Hoy Chan);
- Section 6, Jalan Cecawi 6/xx, where the drive thru restaurant McDonald's, Pizza Hut & KFC are;
- Section 7, Jalan Nuri 7/xx, where you can find Dewan Orang Ramai MBPJ;
- Section 8, Jalan Pekaka 8/xx, where you can find Pusrawi Hospital, PKNS Branch, Pejabat Pendaftaran MBPJ;
- Section 9, Jalan Rimba Riang 9/xx, famous with high end bangalow and bangalow land, and also grave yard conflict;
- Section 10, Jalan Merbah 10/xx, famous with Selangor Polo Club;
- Section 11, Jalan Kenyalang 11/xx, famous with Aeon Big & Bayu Damansara.
- Section 12, famous with Dataran Sunway, The Strand, Giant Hypermarket,
- Section 13, famous with Palm Spring Condominium.
Some 1,000 acres (4 km²) have been set aside for a botanical garden. Other amenities include the Selangor Polo Country Club ], Seri Selangor Golf Course, three primary and secondary schools and one smart private school (Sri KDU), SEGi University and [ Tropicana Medical Centre] and the International University College of Technology Twintech (IUCTT).
The most direct route to Kota Damansara if one is coming from downtown Petaling Jaya would be the Damansara–Puchong Expressway (LDP) . One should exit at Mutiara Damansara near the IKEA store. Kota Damansara is also connected to Sungai Buloh and Subang Jaya (Persiaran Kewajipan) through the old Subang Airport road (highway ). An alternative is the Persiaran Mahogani which goes through many housing estates. Kota Damansara is also the second-to-last exit on the NKVE before it continues to Bukit Lanjan and terminates at Mont Kiara.
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Many affluent townships are situated near Kota Damansara at a 5 km to 10 km radius from Parcel PB1 and accessible via the LDP include:
- Mutiara Damansara (PJU 7) - The Curve, IKEA, IPC Shopping Centre and Tesco
- Damansara Perdana (PJU 8)
- Bandar Utama (PJU 6)
- Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI)
- Bandar Sri Damansara
- Damansara Damai (PJU 10)
- Desa Park City
- Kwasa Damansara
- Subang (Section U2, U3, U4, U5, U6 and U16, Shah Alam)
- Ara Damansara (PJU 1A)
- Sungai Buloh