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Malaysia
Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"[1]
"Unity Is Strength"
Anthem: Negaraku
My Country
Location of Malaysia
CapitalKuala Lumpur
3°8′N101°41′E / 3.133°N 101.683°E / 3.133; 101.683
Putrajaya(administrative)
2°56′35″N101°41′58″E / 2.9430952°N 101.699373°E / 2.9430952; 101.699373
Largest cityKuala Lumpur
3°8′N101°41′E / 3.133°N 101.683°E / 3.133; 101.683
Official languagesMalay[2]
Official scriptMalay (Latin) alphabet
Recognised languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups([3])
Religion
DemonymMalaysian
GovernmentFederaldominant-partyparliamentaryelectiveconstitutional monarchy
Muhammad V
Najib Razak
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
LegislatureParliament
Dewan Negara
Dewan Rakyat
Independence from the United Kingdom
31 August 1957[4]
16 September 1963
9 August 1965
8 August 1967
Area
• Total
330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi) (66th)
• Water (%)
0.3
Population
• 2018 estimate
31,818,000[5] (44th)
• 2010 census
28,334,135[6]
• Density
92/km2 (238.3/sq mi) (116th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$922,057 billion (26th)
• Per capita
$27,267 (47th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$296,359 billion (38th)
• Per capita
$9,360 (66th)
Gini (2009)Negative increase 46.3[7]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.789[8]
high · 59th
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 January 20, 2018


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