The Dataran Merdeka field or padang had long belonged to the Royal Selangor Club. Dataran Merdeka was taken back by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall in 1987 to be used specifically for events organised by City Hall. The club's lost of the field was compensated with a piece of land in Bukit Kiara, which is currently the Royal Selangor Club Bukit Kiara Annexe. Dataran Merdeka is near Pasar Besar, Lbh; is near Kinabalu (s), J; is near Ramp To J Kinabalu (w); is near Kinabalu (n), J; is near Bukit Aman, J; is near Medan Pasar, J; is near Silang, J; is near Lbh Ampang; Dataran Merdeka is geographically located at latitude(3.148 degrees) 3° 8' 52" North of the Equator and longitude (101.6937 degrees) 101° 41' 37" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Kuala Lumpur.
The locations related to Dataran Merdeka are represented by the nearest distances for a beam of light to travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Dataran Merdeka is located 35 metres from National Flag Pole. Dataran Merdeka is located 82 metres from Federal Court. Dataran Merdeka is located 89 metres from National Historical Muzium. Dataran Merdeka is located 90 metres from Jabatan Tanah and Galian. Dataran Merdeka is located 120 metres from Perpustakaan Kuala Lumpur.
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|National Flag Pole is located 0 Kilometres away from Dataran Merdeka. National Flag Pole - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|Federal Court is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Dataran Merdeka. Federal Court - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
|National Historical Muzium is located 0.1 Kilometres away from Dataran Merdeka. National Historical Muzium - 1 Photo(s) Featured.|
Swiss Hotel 0.4km, Winsin Hotel Chinatown 0.4km, Mackt Comfort Inn 0.5km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Dataran Merdeka.
Central Market 0.4km, KL General Post Office 0.4km, Shophouses along Jalan Tun HS Lee 0.5km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Dataran Merdeka.
National Historical Muzium 0.1km, Market Square 0.3km, Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi 0.4km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Dataran Merdeka.
SJK Sultan Hishamudin Alam Shah 0.4km, SEGi College KL 0.6km, St Johns Primary School 0.7km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Dataran Merdeka.
Small City Park 0.3km, Padang Merbuk 0.7km, KL Lake Gardens 0.8km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Dataran Merdeka.