13 Facts About Putrajaya


Putrajaya, officially the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, is a planned capital city which functions as the administrative capital and the judicial capital of Malaysia.

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Establishment of Putrajaya was the idea of the then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

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The development of Putrajaya began in August 1995 and it was completed at an estimated cost of US$8.

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Putrajaya is a part of MSC Malaysia, a special economic zone that covers Klang Valley.

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Putrajaya was named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, the territory is entirely enclaved within the Sepang District of the state of Selangor.

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Local government in Putrajaya is the responsibility of the Putrajaya Corporation, a unique local authority.

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Putrajaya is represented in the Parliament of Malaysia by one elected MP in the Dewan Rakyat, under the seat of Putrajaya, as well as one appointed senator in the Dewan Negara.

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Putrajaya is home to the world's largest roundabout, the Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with a perimeter of 3.

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Putrajaya is surrounded by federal highways 29 on the western side and 30 on the eastern side.

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Highway 29 interchanges with Damansara–Puchong Expressway E11 in the northwestern corner of Putrajaya, linking the city with Puchong, Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya and to Kepong.

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Around 2003, plans for a monorail in Putrajaya were under construction but were halted due to low population.

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Putrajaya Corporation provides its own stage bus services through its subsidiary Nadi Putra using natural gas-powered buses and a few electric buses.

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Putrajaya has a tropical rainforest climate with heavy rainfall year-round and high temperatures throughout the year.

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