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Shah Alam

[shah ah-luh m] /ˈʃɑ ˈɑ ləm/
noun
1.
a town in and the capital of Selangor state, in W Malaysia.

Selangor

[suh-lang-er, -awr, -lahng-] /səˈlæŋ ər, -ɔr, -ˈlɑŋ-/
noun
1.
a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 3160 sq. mi. (8184 sq. km).
Capital: Shah Alam.
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Selangor

/səˈlæŋə/
noun
1.
a state of Peninsular Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca: established as a British protectorate in 1874, became a Federated Malay State in 1896 and part of Malaysia in 1946; tin producer. Capital: Shah Alam. Pop: 4 188 876 (2000). Area: 7955 sq km (3071 sq miles)
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Encyclopedia Article for Shah Alam

city, western Peninsular (West) Malaysia. Shah Alam lies about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Kuala Lumpur and just east of Klang (Kelang). The city has an industrial estate where food and tobacco products are processed and electrical machinery, cement, chemical, and textile products are manufactured. The city is the home of the Institut Teknoloji MARA (founded 1956), the Tun Abdul Razak Library (named for Malaysia's second prime minister), and the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia. Pop. (2000) 319,612.

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Selangor

region of western West Malaysia (Malaya), occupying part of a coastal alluvial plain on the Strait of Malacca. In 1974, a 94-square-mile (243-square-kilometre) portion of Selangor, centring on Kuala Lumpur, was designated a wilayapersekutuan (federal territory). Selangor's history and economic development have been closely linked with two rivers, the Kelang and the Langat, which were the main settlement routes for Malays and immigrant Chinese

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