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Malaysia
A blue rectangle with a gold star and crescent in the canton, with 14 horizontal red and white lines on the rest of the flag
Flag
Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"[1]
"Unity Is Strength"
Anthem: Negaraku
My Country
Capital
and largest city
Kuala Lumpur
Putrajaya(administrative)
3°08′N101°42′E / 3.133°N 101.700°E / 3.133; 101.700
Official languagesMalaysian
Official scriptMalay (Latin) alphabet
RecognisedEnglish
Ethnic groups ([2])
DemonymMalaysian[3]
GovernmentFederalconstitutionalelective monarchy and federalparliamentary democracy
 - KingAbdul Halim
 - Prime MinisterNajib Tun Razak (BN)
 - Deputy Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin (BN)
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseDewan Negara
 - Lower houseDewan Rakyat
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - Independence of the Federation of Malaya31 August 1957[4] 
 - Independence of Sarawak22 July 1963[5] 
 - Self-government of North Borneo31 August 1963[6] 
 - Federation of
Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak, Singapore
16 September 1963 
Area
 - Total329,847 km2 (67th)
127,355 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.3
Population
 - 2010 census28,334,135[7] (42nd)
 - Density86/km2 (114th)
216.45/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$521.963 billion[8]
 - Per capita$17,675[8]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$340.002 billion[8]
 - Per capita$11,513[8]
Gini (2009)46.2[9]
high ·36th
HDI (2013)Increase 0.769[10]
high ·64th
CurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR)
Time zoneMST(UTC+8)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+8)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+60
ISO 3166 codeMY
Internet TLD.my, مليسيا.[11]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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