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Malaysia

Malaysia |
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Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"
"Unity Is Strength" [1] |
Anthem: Negaraku (My Country) |
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Capital | Kuala Lumpur[a]
Putrajaya |
Largest city | Kuala Lumpur |
Official language(s) | Malay[b] |
Ethnic groups | 54% Malay
25% Chinese
7.5% Indian
11.8% other Bumiputera
1.7% other |
Demonym | Malaysian |
Government | Federal constitutional elective monarchy and Parliamentary democracy |
- | Yang di-Pertuan Agong | Mizan Zainal Abidin |
- | Prime Minister | Najib Tun Razak |
- | Deputy Prime Minister | Muhyiddin Yassin |
Independence |
- | From the United Kingdom (Malaya only) | 31 August 1957 |
- | Federation (with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore[c] | 16 September 1963 |
Area |
- | Total | 329,845 km2 (66th)
127,354 sq mi  |
- | Water (%) | 0.3 |
Population |
- | 2009 estimate | 28,310,000[2] (43rd) |
- | 2000 census | 24,821,286 |
- | Density | 85.8/km2 (114th)
222.3/sq mi |
GDP (PPP) | 2009 estimate |
- | Total | $382.257 billion[3] |
- | Per capita | $13,769[3] |
GDP (nominal) | 2009 estimate |
- | Total | $191.463 billion[3] |
- | Per capita | $6,896[3] |
Gini (2004) | 40.3 |
HDI (2007) | ▲ 0.829[4] (high) (66th) |
Currency | Ringgit (RM) (MYR) |
Time zone | MST (UTC+8) |
- | Summer (DST) | not observed (UTC+8) |
Date formats | dd-mm-yyyy |
Drives on the | Left |
Internet TLD | .my |
Calling code | +60 |
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Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres (127,354 sq mi).[6][7] The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 28 million.[2]
The country is separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo (also known as East Malaysia).[7] Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei.[7]...

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