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A Brief Description

In the country of Malaysia, archaeological evidence indicates that human beings began inhabiting the general area well-over 40,000 years ago.

The Europeans arrived on the Malay Peninsula in the 17th century, as the Dutch established trading posts along the coastlines.

It was the British that recognized the strategic position of the Malay states and their abundance of natural resources, subsequently colonizing and controlling the region for over 150 years.

During World War II, the Japanese invaded, and occupied the area for over three years, until that bloody war finally ended in 1945.

In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula (southern parts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and the Peninsular Malaysia) formed the Federation of Malaya, and in 1957, after a decade of intense negotiations, it gained independence from Britain.

Malaysia itself was formed in 1963 when Singapore and the states of Sabah and Sarawak joined the Peninsular Malaysia Federation; Singapore left in 1965 to become a separate nation.

Located In Southeast Asia, just north of the Equator, the exotic, tropical islands and lands of Malaysia contain some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet and a collection of unrivaled rainforests and national parks.

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Rainforest Gibbon, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
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Facts and Figures

arrow Name Malaysia

(long form) none

arrow Population 23,953,100

arrow Population & Density (all countries) here

arrow Capital City Kuala Lumpur (1.5 mil) metro (3.8 mil)

arrow Currency Ringgit (MYR)

arrow Currency Converter here

arrow Languages Bahasa Melayu (official), English, assorted Chinese dialects and other indigenous languages.

arrow Flag here

arrow National Day August 31

arrow Religions Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, others

Geographic Coordinates

arrow Latitude/Longitude (Capital City)
03 10' N, 101 42' E

arrow Relative Location Malaysia is in both the northern and eastern
hemispheres. The country is immediately north of the Equator, and positioned on both the Malay Peninsula and on the northern edges of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It's bordered by the waters of the South China Sea, assorted smaller seas, and the countries of Brunei, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand.

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Fishing Boat returning from the South China Sea near Kuantan, Malaysia.
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Land Statistics

arrow Coastline 2,905 miles (4,675 km)

arrow Land Areas

(land) 126,854 sq miles (328,550 sq km)

(water) 463 sq miles (1,200 sq km)

(TOTAL) 127,317 sq miles (329,700 sq km)

arrow Land Area (all countries) here

arrow Landforms Malaysia consists of the Peninsular Malaysia, which is part of mainland Southeast Asia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the northern edges of the island of Borneo.

In essence, the coastal plains here (in some areas rather wide) rise gently into hills and mountains, all covered by dense rain forest.

Countrywide, elevations average between 3,500 to 6,000 feet, with the major exception being Mt. Kinabalu (at near 14,000 ft.) in the State of Sabah.

Off its coastlines, Malaysia includes hundreds of very small islands (dots on a sea of blue).

Over two dozen rivers of size flow from the mountains, with the Pahang, Rajang and Sugut the most significant.

arrow Highest Point Gunung Kinabalu -13,451 ft.
(4,100 m)

arrow Lowest Point South China Sea - (0 ft.) (0 m)

arrow Land Divisions 13 states, including: Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Terengganu; and one federal territory (wilayah persekutuan) with three components, the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya.

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arrow Kuala Lumpur here

arrow Malaysia History here

arrow Malaysia Photos (Borneo) Here!

arrow Malaysia Photos (Kemaman) Here!

arrow Malaysia Star (news) here

arrow Malaysia Tourism here

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A stunning window within the Masjid Negeri Mosque (Blue Mosque), Kuantan, Malaysia.
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Time and Weather



arrow Climate Based on its location near the Equator, Malaysia has a tropical climate with many sunny days.

Malaysia's temperature range from 70 to 90F (22 to 33C) is consistent throughout most of the year.

Two monsoon seasons (April to October) and (October to February) bring consistent, yet moderate rainfall. Relative humidity is very high year-round.

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Traveler Info

arrow Attractions The beauty of Malaysia is its major draw, as few places on our planet are as pristine and unspoiled. It presents an incredible menu of uncrowded beaches and hundreds of tropical islands.

Significant points-of-interest include Taman Negara National Park, with its gigantic trees, plants and colorful wildlife; Sabah's state parks and stunning Mount Kinabalu; the world's largest orangutan sanctuary near the town of Sandakan; Sarawak's collection of national parks, some of the most unique anywhere; and the exciting city of Kuala Lumpur.... to name but a few.

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Asian Elephant immersed in a river, Malaysia.
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arrow Country Dialing Code 60

arrow Electricity Malaysia uses 240 volts AC (50 Hz)

Electrical adapters, products and tips
here

arrow Travel Warnings here

arrow Visa Information here

arrow arrow PLEASE NOTE: Before making travel plans for any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding visas, local health care, customs, etc. We always find it helpful to contact the nearest consulate of any country before beginning a journey into a foreign land.

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