Where is Malaysia?

Malaysia is an Asian country covering 329,847.00 km2 of which 0.36% is water and 328,657.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 68th largest country in the world and slightly larger than New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 2 30 N, 112 30 E and Kuala Lumpur is the capital city.

Malaysia has a 2,742.00 km border with Brunei (266 km), Indonesia (1,881 km) and Thailand (595 km). The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea has eased tensions over the Spratly Islands, although it is not legally binding.

The word "Malaysia" means "Land of the Malays".

Its ISO code is MY.

Geography

It is located in Southeastern Asia. Malaysia has a mean elevation of 419 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate with monsoons in the northeast from November to March and in the southwest from June to August. Its terrain consists of coastal plains rising to hills and mountains.

Population

Malaysia has a population of 30,949,962 making it the 41st largest in the world. 80% of the population can be found on the Malay Peninsula.

Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of the country; English and Chinese dialects are also widely spoken. The major ethnic groups reported are Malay, Chinese, and Indigenous. The majority of the population is Muslim, with large Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu minorities.

The dialing code for the country is 60.

Government

Malaysia is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1957. Its constitution was last ratified in 1957.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Malaysia's GDP is $863,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $27,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 28th largest economy and its citizens the 67th richest in the world. The currency of Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR).

Its major export partners are Singapore, China, and Japan. Its main exports are semiconductors, electronic equipment, and palm oil. Its major import partners are China, Singapore, and the United States. Its major imports include electronics, machinery, petroleum products, and plastics.