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Sediments Along Malaysian Coast by Kuala Lumpur

February 25th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - February 23rd, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - February 23rd, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, the grey area on the bottom right, is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. The city proper, making up an area of 244 km2 (94 sq mi), has an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2006. Kuala Lumpur is an enclave within the state of Selangor, on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Greater Kuala Lumpur, also known as Klang Valley, is an urban agglomeration of 7.2 million. It is the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country, in terms of population as well as economy.

A great deal of sediments is visible off the coast near Kuala Lumpur, particularly around Port Klang, one of the main ports of Malaysia. The tan swirls of sediments among the green algae indicate the direction of water currents.

Another large discharge of sediments can be observed at the mouth of the Perak River, towards the center. The Perak is the second longest river in Peninsular Malaysia.