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A view along the Klang River on a murky morning in the centre of Kuala Lumpur close to where it meets its tributary, the Gombak.

Klang River (Malay: Sungai Klang) is a river which flows through Kuala Lumpur and Selangor in Malaysia and eventually flows into the Straits of Malacca. It is approximately 120 kilometres (75 miles) in length and drains a basin of about 1,288 square kilometres (497 square miles) and has 11 major tributaries.

Because the river flows through Klang Valley, which is a heavily populated area of more than four million people, it is considerably polluted. Heavy development has narrowed certain stretches of the river to the point that it resembles a large storm drain in some places. This contributes to flash floods in Kuala Lumpur, especially after heavy rain. However, considerable efforts have been made in recent years to clean it up.

The river's confluence with the Gombak River gave rise to the name of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city. Kuala Lumpur means "muddy estuary".

(Source: Wikipedia)

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