Overview Malaysia

A view from Malacca

Geographical situation:

  • Area: 329.750 km2
  • An original aspect: split in multiple parts, Malaysia is composed of a peninsula (on its western part) on the south of Thailand, two oriental States, Sabah and Sarawak, in the northern part of the Bornéo island, and of several small islands.

Government

  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • National day: August 31st (Merdeka day); From 2010 on, September 16th, commemorating the date when Sarawak and Sabah join the federation in 1963, is celebrated as the "Malaysia day" .
  • Symbol:

Economy

  • Currency: ringgit (MIR)
  • PIB: 214.700 Millions $
  • PIB/hab: 15.300 $
  • Growth rate: 7,9% (2006)
  • Unemployment rate (2006): 3,5%

Population

  • Population (2009): 25.715.819 inhabitants

Languages

  • Official language: Malay.

Religions

  • Islam

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