Common English Name: Malaysia
Capital: Kuala Lumpur

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Official Language(s)

Bahasa Malaysia
Secondary Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Telugu

Resources

Tin, Petroleum, Timber, Copper, Iron ore, Natural gas, Bauxite

Neighbors

Thailand (Northwest), Indonesia (Southeast), Brunei (North)

Ethnic groups

Malay (50.1%), Chinese (22.6%), Indigenous (11.8%), Non-citizens (8.2%), Indian (6.7%)

People

Est. Population:

30,949,962

Demonym:

Malaysian

Religions:

Muslim (61.3%)
Buddhist (19.8%)
Christian (9.2%)
Hindu (6.3%)
Atheist (0.8%)

Largest City:

Kuala Lumpur (1,588,750)

Other Cities:

George Town (708,127)
Ipoh (657,892)
Shah Alam (641,306)
Petaling Jaya (613,977)
Johor Bahru (497,067)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Asia

Bodies of Water:

South China Sea (North)
Indian Ocean (South)

Total Area:

329,847 km2 (99.6% land, 0.4% water)

Total Land:

2,669 km

Total Coastline:

4,675 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Coastal plains
Hills
Mountains

Highest Point

Gunung Kinabalu (4,100 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding
Landslides
Forest fires

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Admin. Divisions

13 States
1 Federal territory

Independence:

31 August 1957 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Tiger

Nat'l Anthem:

Negaraku

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$26,200 (USD)

Currency

RM (Ringgit)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = RM (Ringgit)4.11

Communication

Internet Code

.my

Telephone Code

+60

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Cultural Notes

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/1oD7BFP (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 12 November 2016

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/my.html (Majority of information)
http://bit.ly/1oD7BFP (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 12 November 2016