|Federal Territory of Putrajaya|
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya (Malay)
|— Federal Territory —|
|Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari(English: Garden City, Intelligent City)|
Putrajaya in Malaysia
|Coordinates: 2°55′00″N 101°40′00″ECoordinates: 2°55′00″N 101°40′00″E|
|Establishment||1995, October 19th|
|2001, February 1st|
|- Administered by||Perbadanan Putrajaya
|- Chairman||Samsudin Osman|
|- Total||49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)|
|- Density||1,387/km2 (3,592.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+8)|
|- Summer (DST)||Not observed (UTC)|
|Mean solar time||UTC+06:46:40|
Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25km from Kuala Lumpur, that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, due to overcrowding and congestion in the Kuala Lumpur areas. Nevertheless, Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia's national capital, as the seat of Parliament, as well as the country's commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the brainchild of the former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad. In 2001, Putrajaya became Malaysia's third federal territory after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.
Named after the first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, the city is situated within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the also newly developed Cyberjaya. In Malay/Sanskrit , the words 'putra' or 'putera' means 'prince' , and 'jaya' means 'success' or 'victory'. The development of Putrajaya started in the early 1990s, and today major landmarks are completed and the population is expected to grow bigger by the days.
Popular places in Putrajaya include the Istana Melawati royal palace and the Putra Mosque.