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Malaysia Facts

Malaysia's Information

Flag of Malaysia
Land Area 328,657 km2
Water Area 1,190 km2
Total Area 329,847km2 (#66)
Population 30,949,962 (#41)
Population Density 94.17/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $863.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,200
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Largest Cities

About Malaysia

  • Name: Malaysia
  • Capital City: Kuala Lumpur (1,627,172 pop.)
    (7,239,871 metro)
  • Malaysia Population: 29,628,392 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
    (conversion rates)

    10 Ringgit
  • Ethnicity: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8%
  • GDP total: $307.2 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $16,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh, Kuching, Kuala Terengganu
  • Name: From the Sanskrit Malaiur meaning "land of mountains"
  • National Day: August 31
  • Religion: Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8%
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Malaysia is a Southeastern Asian country that is multiracial, with many different ethnic groups living in the country. These include Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other indigenous Bumiputra groups.

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.