Description about Map :-Malaysia, a Southeast Asian nation, is divided into two main sections on either side of the South China Sea, called Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia makes up about 40 percent of the country's land, and is home to coastal plains and forested mountains.
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Malaysia has a total area of about 329,847 square kilometers (127,355 square miles) and a population of 28,334,135 as of the 2010 census. The population of Malaysia is fairly diverse – about half are Malay, and another 11 percent are bumiputra (other indigenous people), about 23 percent are Chinese and Indians (mostly Tamils) make up about 7.1 percent. The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian, though English is also used.
Malaysia has been an important spot along the trade routes between China and India since the first century AD, and these countries have greatly influenced the formation of Malaysia. The region was colonized by European explorers as early as 1511, and Malaysia became a Crown colony in 1946. After Malaysia was occupied by the Japanese in World War II, the country raised support for independence, eventually forming the Federation of Malaysia on September 16, 1963
Last Updated On : January 17, 2013
The official flag of Malaysia was adopted in 1950. It comprises of a field of 14 alternate red and white stripes and a blue canton bearing a crescent and a 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan.
Area127,355 sq mi (329,847 sq km)
Form of GovernmentFederal Constitutional Elective Monarchy and Federal Parliamentary Democracy
CurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR)
Prime MinisterNajib Tun Razak(BN)
Deputy Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin(BN)
GDP$472.942 billion (2012)