About Selangor (Darul Ehsan)

Selangor, also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Ehsan, or 'Abode of Sincerity,' holds a distinct position among the 13 states of Malaysia. Situated on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it shares borders with Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negeri Sembilan to the south, and the Strait of Malacca to the west. Selangor surrounds the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, both of which were once under Selangor's territorial sovereignty. The state capital is Shah Alam, however the first city in Selangor, and the royal capital is Klang. Petaling Jaya, another prominent urban center, was granted city status on June 20, 2006.

Selangor stands out as one of the only two Malaysian states with more than one city, the other being Sarawak. Boasting the largest city in Malaysia, Selangor experiences rapid growth due to modernization in the Klang Valley. With a GDP of RM 128.815 billion (approximately USD 42 billion) in 2010, contributing 23% to Malaysia's total GDP, Selangor holds the title of having the largest economy in the country. Renowned for its advanced infrastructure, including well-developed highways and transportation systems, Selangor is considered the most developed state in Malaysia.

Not only does Selangor boast economic prosperity, but it also has the largest population in Malaysia,characterized by a high standard of living. Remarkably, the state maintains the lowest poverty rate in the country, showcasing its commitment to social well-being and economic advancement.

For detailed personalized travel recommendations, readers are advised to consult a local tour guide or travel agency specializing in Selangor, Malaysia.