Kuala Lumpur

geographical name
Kua·​la Lum·​pur | \ ˌkwä-lə-ˈlu̇m-ˌpu̇r How to pronounce Kuala Lumpur (audio) , -ˈləm-, -ˌlu̇m-ˈpu̇r \

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city in the peninsular part of Malaysia population 1,145,075

Note: Kuala Lumpur is the capital and most populous city of Malaysia.

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“Kuala Lumpur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kuala%20Lumpur. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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