Population of Cities in Malaysia (2018)
Malaysia is the world's 67th largest country by area, and a country of this size has a population to match. As one of the most populated countries in the world, Malaysia has many major cities that add to these numbers. Its largest city, Kota Bharu, has a population of 1.459 million as of 2016. However, its second largest city, Kuala Lumpur, doesn't fall far behind, boasting a population of 1.453 million. While these are the only two cities in the country to have surpassed the one million person milestone, there are other major cities that have contributed to its overall population. The country has over 30 cities that have a minimum population of 100,000, while an additional 111 cities have populations exceeding 10,000 and adding to the overall population size of this country.
There are also a number of residents that don't reside within the urbanized cities of Malaysia but instead, live in its rural areas. In fact, 25% of the total population lives in rural areas, according to data from 2015. However, looking at numbers from past decades show just how much the cities of Malaysia are growing, as 73% of the country lived in rural areas in 1960. Many of Malaysia's major cities boast mosques, former and current palances and royal buildings that preserve the country's history, distinct cuisine that can be sampled throughout its restaurants and cafes, shopping malls, natural scenery and a variety of landmarks and tourist destinations that have led to the development and expansion of its cities, and with it, the increase in urban population.
Malaysia has 1 cities with more than a million people, 36 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 115 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, with a population of 1,453,975 people.
The alpha world city is also a key city that is a cultural, financial and economical center of the country.
This royal city has a history that dates back to prehistoric times.
Kampung Baru Subang
This city is known for being Malaysia's hub for private and corporate aviation and being the home to beautiful and exclusive neighborhoods.
This city boasts multiple tourist attractions including Grand Palace and Danga Bay.
Shopping malls, a water park and many cafes and restaurants set this Malaysian city apart.
Mountains, lakes and limestone caves add to the natural beauty of this city.
This major industrial center is considered the ideal destination for foodies.
'PJ' began its rapid growth in the 1950s, and today is one of Malaysia's most populous cities.
This was Malaysia's first planned city after gaining independence from Britain.
|Kampung Baru Subang||833,571|
|Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru||145,639|
|Kampung Sungai Ara||140,849|
|Kampong Baharu Balakong||69,302|
|Kampung Bukit Baharu||55,656|
|Kampong Pangkal Kalong||39,904|
|Kampung Ayer Keroh||37,716|
|Kampung Baharu Nilai||36,720|
|Kampong Masjid Tanah||29,185|
|Ladang Seri Kundang||23,307|
|Kampung Simpang Renggam||17,528|
|Kampung Tanjung Karang||16,393|
|Kampung Ayer Molek||15,497|
|Sungai Pelek New Village||13,829|
|Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Bentong||12,346|
|Kuala Sungai Baru||12,269|
|Padang Mat Sirat||10,000|