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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 flagShield showing symbols of the Malaysian states with a star and crescent above it and a motto below it supported by two tigers
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"[1]
"Unity Is Strength"
Anthem: Negaraku
My Country
Location of  Malaysia  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Malaysia  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Kuala Lumpur
Putrajaya(administrative)
3°08′N101°42′E / 3.133°N 101.700°E / 3.133; 101.700
Official languagesBahasa Malaysia
Official scriptMalay (Latin) alphabet
Recognised languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups ([2])
ReligionIslam (official)
DemonymMalaysian[3]
GovernmentFederalparliamentary
constitutional monarchy
, Elective monarchy
 - 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] 
 - Self-government of Sarawak22 July 1963[5] 
 - Self-government of North Borneo31 August 1963[5] 
 - Federation of
Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak
, Singapore
16 September 1963 
Area
 - Total329,847 km2 (67th)
127,355 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.3
Population
 - 2015 estimate30,635,000[6] (42nd)
 - 2010 census28,334,135[7]
 - Density92/km2 (116th)
237/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$800.169 billion[8] (28th)
 - Per capita$25,833.204[8] (42nd)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$375.633 billion[8] (35th)
 - Per capita$12,127.206[8] (65th)
Gini (2009)negative increase 46.2[9]
high ·36th
HDI (2013)Steady 0.773[10]
high ·62nd
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

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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