List of capitals in Malaysia

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The following is a list of capitals in Malaysia. It mainly describes the capitals of the states, districts, as well as the national capitals of Malaysia.

National capital[edit]

The national capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. It remains the primary cultural, business and financial centre in Malaysia. The Parliament of Malaysia and the official residence of the King are also located in Kuala Lumpur. In 2001, the seat of government was moved from Kuala Lumpur to the planned city of Putrajaya which from then on served as the federal administrative centre, sometimes referred to as the administrative capital. Both these cities, together with Labuan, have special status as Federal Territories of Malaysia.

State capitals[edit]

All the states in Malaysia except for Malacca, Penang, Sabah, and Sarawak, are constitutional monarchies. The four non-monarchical states are headed by a Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governors). Thus, those states with constitutional monarchies have royal capitals or seats where the palace or official residence of the monarch is situated. These capitals are sometimes different from the state's administrative capitals. State administration is carried out by each respective state government that is formed after winning the elections. The Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya headed by Yang di-Pertuan Agong and administrative by Ministry of Federal Territories (Malaysia).

States Administrative capital Royal capital Historical capital
Johor Johor Johor Bahru Bandar Maharani (Muar) Johor Lama (Kota Tinggi)
Kedah Kedah Alor Setar Anak Bukit Lembah Bujang
Kelantan Kelantan Kota Bharu Kota Bharu Kota Lama
Malacca Malacca Malacca City -
Negeri Sembilan Negeri Sembilan Seremban Seri Menanti (Kuala Pilah)
Pahang Pahang Kuantan Pekan Kuala Lipis (1898–1953)
Penang Penang George Town -
Perak Perak Ipoh Kuala Kangsar Teluk Intan (1528–1877), Taiping (1875–1937)
Perlis Perlis Kangar Arau
Sabah Sabah Kota Kinabalu - Kudat (1882–1883), Sandakan (1883–1946)
Sarawak Sarawak Kuching -
Selangor Selangor Shah Alam Klang Kuala Selangor, Jugra, Klang, Kuala Lumpur (1880–1978)
Terengganu Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur -
Labuan Labuan Victoria -
Putrajaya Putrajaya Putrajaya -

District capitals[edit]

Districts Capital or seat
Batu Pahat District Batu Pahat
Johor Bahru District Johor Bahru
Kluang District Kluang
Kota Tinggi District Kota Tinggi
Kulai District Kulai
Mersing District Mersing
Muar District Muar
Pontian District Pontian Kechil
Segamat District Segamat
Tangkak District Tangkak
Baling District Baling
Bandar Baharu District Serdang
Kota Setar District Alor Setar
Kuala Muda District Sungai Petani
Kubang Pasu District Jitra
Kulim District Kulim
Langkawi District Kuah
Padang Terap District Kuala Nerang
Pendang District Pendang
Pokok Sena District Pokok Sena
Sik District Sik
Yan District Yan
Bachok District Bachok
Gua Musang District Gua Musang
Jeli District Jeli
Kota Bharu District Kota Bharu
Kuala Krai District Kuala Krai
Machang District Machang
Pasir Mas District Pasir Mas
Pasir Puteh District Pasir Puteh
Tanah Merah District Tanah Merah
Tumpat District Tumpat
Alor Gajah District Alor Gajah
Central Malacca District Malacca City
Jasin District Jasin
Negeri Sembilan
Jelebu District Kuala Klawang
Jempol District Bandar Seri Jempol
Kuala Pilah District Kuala Pilah
Port Dickson District Port Dickson
Rembau District Rembau
Seremban District Seremban
Tampin District Tampin
Bentong District Bentong
Bera District Bandar Bera
Cameron Highlands District Tanah Rata
Jerantut District Jerantut
Kuantan District Kuantan
Lipis District Kuala Lipis
Maran District Maran
Pekan District Pekan
Raub District Raub
Rompin District Kuala Rompin
Temerloh District Temerloh
Central Seberang Perai District Bukit Mertajam
North Seberang Perai District Kepala Batas
Northeast Penang Island District George Town
South Seberang Perai District Sungai Jawi
Southwest Penang Island District Balik Pulau
Batang Padang District Tapah
Hilir Perak District Teluk Intan
Hulu Perak District Gerik
Kampar District Kampar
Kerian District Parit Buntar
Kinta District Batu Gajah
Kuala Kangsar District Kuala Kangsar
Larut, Matang and Selama District Taiping
Manjung District Seri Manjung
Muallim District Tanjung Malim
Perak Tengah District Seri Iskandar
Beaufort District Beaufort
Beluran District Beluran
Keningau District Keningau
Kinabatangan District Kota Kinabatangan
Kota Belud District Kota Belud
Kota Kinabalu District Kota Kinabalu
Kota Marudu District Kota Marudu
Kuala Penyu District Kuala Penyu
Kudat District Kudat
Kunak District Kunak
Lahad Datu District Lahad Datu
Nabawan District Nabawan
Papar District Papar
Penampang District Donggongon
Pitas District Pitas
Ranau District Ranau
Sandakan District Sandakan
Semporna District Semporna
Sipitang District Sipitang
Tambunan District Tambunan
Tawau District Tawau
Tenom District Tenom
Tongod District Tongod
Tuaran District Tuaran
Asajaya District Asajaya
Bau District Bau
Belaga District Belaga
Beluru District Beluru
Betong District Betong
Bintulu District Bintulu
Dalat District Dalat
Daro District Matu
Julau District Julau
Kabong District Kabong
Kanowit District Kanowit
Kapit District Kapit
Kuching District Kuching
Lawas District Lawas
Limbang District Limbang
Lubok Antu District Lubok Antu
Lundu District Lundu
Marudi District Marudi
Matu District Matu
Meradong District Bintangor
Miri District Miri
Mukah District Mukah
Pakan District Pakan
Pusa District Pusa
Samarahan District Kota Samarahan
Saratok District Saratok
Sarikei District Sarikei
Sebauh District Sebauh
Selangau District Selangau
Serian District Serian
Sibu District Sibu
Simunjan District Simunjan
Song District Song
Sri Aman District Sri Aman
Subis District Subis
Tanjung Manis District Belawai
Tatau District Tatau
Tebedu District Tebedu
Telang Usan District Telang Usan
Gombak District Bandar Baru Selayang
Hulu Langat District Bandar Baru Bangi
Hulu Selangor District Kuala Kubu Bharu
Klang District Klang
Kuala Langat District Teluk Datok
Kuala Selangor District Kuala Selangor
Petaling District Subang Jaya
Sabak Bernam District Sabak
Sepang District Salak Tinggi
Besut District Kampung Raja
Dungun District Kuala Dungun
Hulu Terengganu District Kuala Berang
Kemaman District Chukai
Kuala Nerus District Kuala Nerus
Kuala Terengganu District Kuala Terengganu
Marang District Marang
Setiu District Bandar Permaisuri

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