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Where is Malaysia?

map showing the location of Malaysia

Located in the continent of Asia, Malaysia covers 328,657 square kilometers of land and 1,190 square kilometers of water, making it the 67th largest nation in the world with a total area of 329,847 square kilometers.

Malaysia became an independent state in 1957, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Malaysia is 29,179,952 (2012) and the nation has a density of 89 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). As well, the people of Malaysia are refered to as Malaysian.

The dialing code for the country is 60 and the top level internet domain for Malaysian sites is .my.

Malaysia shares land borders with 3 countries: Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Malaysia section.

Quick facts

Population 29,179,952
Density 88.8 / km2 ( 230.0 / mi2 )
Language Malay (macrolanguage)
Independence Year 1957
Capital Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur)
Currency Malaysian Ringgit
GDP 327,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 11,206 (2014 data)
Land Area 328,657 km2 (126,895 mi2)
Water Area 1,190 km2 (459 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand
Minimum Longitude 99.640
Maximum Longitude 119.270
Mininum Latitude 0.860
Maximum Latitude 7.360

What is the capital of Malaysia?

map showing the location of Malaysia
Location of Kuala Lumpur on a map.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. It has a population of 1,453,975, and is located on a latitue of 3.14 and longitude of 101.69.

Kuala Lumpur is also the political center of Malaysia, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Kuala Lumpur, the Capital Of Malaysia

City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Population 1,453,975
Longitude 101.68653000
Latitude 3.14120000
Elevation 56 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Malaysia

Rank City Population
#1Kota Bharu1,459,994
#2Kuala Lumpur1,453,975
#4Kampung Baru Subang833,571
#5Johor Bahru802,489
#6Subang Jaya708,296
#9Petaling Jaya520,698
#10Shah Alam481,654
#11Kota Kinabalu457,326
#16George Town300,000
#17Kuala Terengganu285,065
#18Sungai Petani228,843

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.