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Malaysia on World Map

Continent Asia

Region – South East

Size – 329,847 km²

Geography – coastal plains, hills and mountains

Language – Malaysian (official), English, Chinese, Tamil, Thai

Religion – Muslim 61.3% (official), Buddhist 19.8, Christian 9.2%, other 9.3%

Monetary Unit – Malaysian ringgit

Natural Resources – tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite

Agriculture – palm oil, rubber, cocoa, rice; Sabah – palm oil, subsistence crops; rubber, timber; Sarawak – palm oil, rubber, timber; pepper

Industry – rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, petroleum and natural gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics and semi-conductors, timber processing; Sabah – logging, petroleum and natural gas production; Sarawak – agriculture processing, petroleum and natural gas production, logging

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Neighbouring Countries – Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei

Population –  30,073,353 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.47%

Average Life Expectancy – 74.52

Capital City – Kuala Lumpur (6,629,000)

Highest Mountain – Gunung Kinabalu (4,100m)

Longest River – Rajang (563 km)

Climate – tropical – 22°C – 30°C all year

Yearly Rainfall – 230 cm (approx) mostly October to December

Plant Life – camphor, ebony, sandalwood, teak, palm trees, dipterocarps, fig, evergreens, buttercups, violets, and valerian

Animal Life – sedang, bison, deer, wild pigs, tree shrews, honey bears, forest cats, civets, monkeys, crocodiles, lizards, and snakes

Bird Life – grebes, petrels, pelicans, cormorants, darters, hawks, eagles, larks, swallows, martins, ducks, geese, swans


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Malaysia. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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