Kuala Selangor

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Kuala Selangor
Town
Official seal of Kuala Selangor
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Kuala Selangor, Beautiful and Historic
Country Malaysia
State Selangor
DistrictKuala Selangor District
Government
 • Council PresidentRahilah binti Rahmat
Websitehttp://www.mdks.gov.my/

Kuala Selangor is a town in Kuala Selangor District, Selangor, Malaysia. The name Kuala Selangor means Estuary of Selangor River.


History[edit]

Kuala Selangor is the capital of the Sultanate of Selangor during its early years in the 18th century.[1] It was relocated to Kuala Langat and then Klang in the 19th century.

Location[edit]

Kuala Selangor town is located at the estuary of the Selangor River, where it drains into the Strait of Malacca. It is located 55 km north-west of downtown Kuala Lumpur, and 42 km north-west of Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor.

Kuala Selangor town is the largest town of the coterminous Kuala Selangor region, which also contains the adjacent towns of Tanjung Karang, Ijok, Puncak Alam, Bestari Jaya and Jeram. [2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Bagan Pasir

Kampung Kuantan fireflies[edit]

Kampung Kuantan is well known for its fireflies. Lots of the fireflies nest only available here[clarification needed][citation needed]. Moreover, there has been opinion that magical fireflies are only available at two places in the world and one of it is in Kampung Kuantan.

The adventure of the fireflies' area began in the early 1970s by a local businessman who saw the commercial potential of this miracle. Now, the adventure has been entrusted to the Kuala Selangor District Council and has expanded rapidly with the addition of 27 small boats that are provided for the visitors.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park[edit]

Kuala Selangor Nature Park was opened in 1987. With a width of 296 hectare that is divided to 2 main parts that is a 201 hectare wide Tropical Rainforest and the balance is Swamp Forest . The park is under the management of the Malaysia Nature Lovers Association. Because of that, the natural beauties of the park are preserved without any habitat damage that has been the loyal tenants here.

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Kuala Selangor is connected to Sungai Buloh and Kepong by national highway 54. The Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR) E25 is another access route from Rawang.

Kuala Selangor is also accessible from the royal capital Klang via national highway 5.

Public transit[edit]

Kuala Selangor currently is not connected to any rail transit line. However Selangor Omnibus route 100 runs from  AG7  SP7  KJ13  LRT Masjid Jamek,  KA7  KTM Kepong Sentral and  SBK1  KA8  MRT/KTM Sungai Buloh between 05:00 and 20:00 daily.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Movies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEJARAH DAERAH KUALA SELANGOR". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Pecahan Mukim Kuala Selangor". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  3. ^ "100: Hab Lebuh Pudu ⇌ Kuala Selangor". Retrieved 29 April 2019.


Coordinates: 3°20′30″N 101°14′47″E / 3.341688°N 101.246327°E / 3.341688; 101.246327