Kuala Selangor - The Land Of History, Firefly, Seafood And Eagle


Kuala Selangor Location Map
Kuala Selangor Location Map


Kuala Selangor is a town located in Selangor, Malaysia. Kuala Selangor is located about 50 km north of Klang, and about 70 km from Kuala Lumpur.




Kuala Selangor - History and Background


Kuala Selangor


Kuala Selangor is a town located in Selangor, Malaysia. Kuala Selangor is capital of an administrative district of the same name. "Kuala" means rivermouth in the Malay language, and Kuala Selangor is a small town where the Selangor River (Sungai Selangor) meets the sea. Kuala Selangor is a coastal town located about 50 km north of Klang, 63 km from Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor, about 70 km from Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Selangor was the old royal capital of Selangor prior to moving to Klang, to Kuala Lumpur, then to Shah Alam.

According to history, Kuala Selangor has had settlements from as early as the 16th century, Kuala Selangor was ruled under the Malacca Empire, after that it was an old royal capital of Selangor. Kuala Selangor was conquered by Dutch in 1784 while attempting to expand their base in Mallaca (Melaka) for a share in the tin trade of Perak and Selangor. Bukit Melawati is a hill overlooking Kuala Selangor and the Strait of Malacca. The Dutch destroyed the existing fortifications on the hill during their 1784 invasion, and built a European-style castle, naming it Fort Atlingsburg after their commander. By the end of the 17th century, the Bugis conquered it and in 1857, the Selangor government was formed.

It is located well off the normal tourism route and hence, still maintains its traditional "kampung" (village) atmosphere. The town caters largely to tourists coming this way en route to firefly (Kelip-Kelip) at Kampung Kuantan, the local travellers come for the fresh seafood. Kuala Selangor town is small, and we can easily walk around without a map or a guide.

Due to the historical background of Kuala Selangor, Kuala Selangor posesses many historical sites that exist on Bukit Melawati, apart from that, there are a few charming tourists attraction like Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Firefly Park and eagle watching. Fresh seafood is another attraction for Kuala Selangor.



Population and Demography Of Kuala Selangor 2010


Malaysian Citizen
Non Citizen
Malay & Bumi
Whole District
146,554 (71.4%)
30,135 (14.7%)
388 (0.2%)
9,643 (4.7%)
Kuala Selangor Town
11,141 (59.2%)
4,515 (24%)
40 (0.2%)
547 (2.8%)
Sauce: Department Of Statistics Malaysia, Population Distribution by Local Authority Areas And Mukims 2010.

Kuala Selangor Travelling Map

Kuala Selangor Travelling Map
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