A History of the Country of Selangor

A History of the Country of Selangorr - Selangor is one of 13 states formed in Malaysia. Negeri Selangor is located in the heart of Peninsular Malaysia, close to the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Puterajaya. Directly adjacent to other states such as Negeri Sembilan to the south, Pahang (East) and the northern part bordering Perak. Meanwhile, in the west it borders the Malacca Strait.

"Shah Alam" is the capital of the state of Selangor as well as the most developed city. There are also other big cities like Petaling Jaya. The development of infrastructure modernization also took place in the Klang Valley. Interesting facts, Selangor is one of the states that has more than 1 city, as well as the richest country in Malaysia based on GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

The quality of infrastructure in the State of Selangor is no less magnificent in Kuala Lumpur, be it the highway, or public transportation that is used daily by the local community. Some famous big buildings include PKNS Supermarket, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, and Alam Sentral Plaza.

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Photos: http://majalahwm.com
The Origin of the Name Selangor
There are several origins regarding the naming "Selangor". First, the name comes from the word "selangau" (large fly) located near the Selangor River. Another theory, the name Selangor comes from the phrase "Ur Interval" in Tamil, Ur means "Land" and Interval means "Strait". When combined it becomes the Straits of the Land. Another opinion also claimed that the name Selangor came from the name Sungai Selangor.

Selangor Country History
In the 15th century AD, the Selangor region was part of the government of the Kingdom of Malacca. However, after Malacca collapsed this area was contested by several western kingdoms and nations. The kingdoms that sought to control Selangor were the Kingdoms of Aceh, Siam and Johor. While the foreign nation in question is Portuguese. In the next development, to be precise in the 19th century, Selangor had superior economic commodities, namely rubber trees and tin ore mining. This economic activity attracted the attention of traders from China, so the trade and economy of Selangor developed rapidly.

Stone Selangor Caves Source : Jollylog.com

But it is unfortunate, the immigrants (Chinese) formed a illegal trading partnership in cooperation with the nobles of Selangor to monopolize the existing wealth. The complicated atmosphere that arose later gave the British a chance to force the Sultan of Selangor to accept JG Davidson as a Resident in Klang in 1874. Selangor returned prosperous and victorious, but under British control.

The State of Selangor's Geography
Selangor is a gentle slope, located between the Titiwangsa mountains and the Malacca Strait. Nagara this section is divided into 9 blood, including: Hulu Langat, Gombak, Sepang, Petaling, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Sabak Benam, and Kuala Langit. Then there are 9 main cities, consisting of Shah Alam (the Capital), Petaling Jaya, Klang, Banting, Kajang, Semenyih, Subang Jaya, Rawang and Puchong.

Selangor State Government
The Selangor state operates a monarchical system, the position of the Sultan is the Chair of the State Constitution. Executive power is headed by the Chief Minister, while the legislature is controlled by the State Assembly. There are 12 departments, including: Secretary of Government, Treasurer, Justice, Public Works, Urban and Village Planning, Forestry, Agriculture, Treasury, Land and Mineral Office, Mufti, Animal Services and Community Policy.

Well, that's a little explanation of the History of the State of Selangor, along with some important points that can be useful to add to our insights.

Reference Source: Wikipedia.org

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