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Putrajaya (Malaysian pronunciation: [putraˈdʒaja, putrəˈdʒajə]), officially the Federal Territory of Putrajaya (Malay: Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya), is a planned capital city which functions as the administrative capital and the judicial capital of Malaysia.[4] The seat of the federal government of Malaysia was moved in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya because of overcrowding and congestion in the former,[5] whilst the seat of the judiciary of Malaysia was later moved to Putrajaya in 2003.[6] Kuala Lumpur remains as Malaysia's national capital city per the constitution and is still the seat of the head of state (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) and the national legislature (Parliament of Malaysia), as well as being the country's commercial and financial centre.

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Prang Besar
Federal Territory of Putrajaya
Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
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Putrājāyā (Transliteration)
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Perdana Putra housed the office of the Malaysia's Prime Minister, the Putra Mosque, the Putrajaya Corporation Complex, the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, the PICC, Seri Wawasan Bridge, High-rise ministry complexes, and Aerial view of Putrajaya
"Bandar raya Taman, Bandar raya Bestari"
("Garden City, Intelligent City")
   Putrajaya in    Malaysia
Coordinates: 02°55′48″N 101°41′24″E
First settledc.1921
Planned city established19 October 1995
Transferred from Selangor to federal jurisdiction1 February 2001
  TypeDirect federal administration
  Administered byPutrajaya Corporation
  ChairmanMuhammad Azmi Mohd Zain
  Total49 km2 (19 sq mi)
  Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Human Development Index
  HDI (2019)[3]0.856 (very high) (3rd)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
Calling code+603-88
ISO 3166 codeMY-16
Mean solar timeUTC+06:46:40
Vehicle registrationF and Putrajaya
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The establishment of Putrajaya was the idea of the then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The development of Putrajaya began in August 1995 and it was completed at an estimated cost of US$8.1 billion.[7] On February 1, 2001, Putrajaya became Malaysia's third federal territory, after Kuala Lumpur in 1974 and Labuan in 1984.[7] Putrajaya is also a part of MSC Malaysia, a special economic zone that covers Klang Valley.