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Federal Territory of Putrajaya
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya (Malay)
Federal Territory
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Motto: Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari(English: Garden City, Intelligent City)
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Putrajaya in Malaysia

Coordinates: 2°55′00″N 101°40′00″ECoordinates: 2°55′00″N 101°40′00″E
Country Malaysia
State Wilayah Persekutuan
Establishment 1995, October 19th
Made into
Federal
Territory
2001, February 1st
Government
- Administered by Perbadanan Putrajaya

Putrajaya Corporation

- Chairman Samsudin Osman
Area[1]
- Total 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
- Total 67,964
- 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
Website http://www.ppj.gov.my/

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.



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