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Geography Statistics of Malaysia

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

  • Coastline: 2,904 miles (4,675 km)
    Peninsular Malaysia: 1,284 miles (2,068 km)
    East Malaysia: 1,619 miles (2,607 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 126,894 sq miles (328,657 sq km)
    (water) 459 sq miles (1,190 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 127,354 sq miles (329,847 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles)
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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 13 states in Malaysia, 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.
  • Horizontal Width: 197.48 miles (317.81 km) from Lumut east to Kuantan on the Malay Peninsula
  • Vertical Length: 360.66 miles (580.43 km) from Johor Bahru north to Kota Bharu on the Malay Peninsula

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (3) Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand
  • Geographic Center: unknown
  • Highest Point: Gunung Kinabalu 13,451 ft.
    (4,100 m)
  • Lowest Point: South China Sea 0 m
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.