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Malaysia

Common English Name: Malaysia

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

REGION
Southeastern Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Thailand (Northwest)
Indonesia (Southeast)
Brunei (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
South China Sea (North)
Indian Ocean (South)
TOTAL AREA
329, generic 847 km2 (99.6% land, 0.4% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Tin
Petroleum
Timber
Copper
Iron ore
Natural gas
Bauxite
NATURAL DISASTERS
Flooding
Landslides
Forest fires
DEMONYM
Malaysian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Malay (50.1%)
Chinese (22.6%)
Indigenous (11.8%)
Non-citizens (8.2%)
Indian (6.7%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bahasa Malaysia
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
Mandarin
Cantonese
Tamil
Telugu
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (61.3%)
Buddhist (19.8%)
Christian (9.2%)
Hindu (6.3%)
Atheist (0.8%)
POPULATION
30,949,962
LARGEST CITY
Kuala Lumpur (1,588,750)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
George Town (708,127)
Ipoh (657,892)
Shah Alam (641,306)
Petaling Jaya (613,977)
Johor Bahru (497,067)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
13 States
1 Federal territory
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
31 August 1957 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Tiger
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Negaraku
GDP PER CAPITA
$26,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
RM (Ringgit)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = RM4.41
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.my
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+60

Because of its diversity of different Asian groups, Malaysia is sometimes referred to as “mini-Asia”.

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