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Coat o airms o Malaysie
Coat o airms
Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"[1]
"Unity Is Strength"
Ma Kintra
Location o Malaysie (dark green) in ASEAN (licht green) an Asie.
Location o Malaysie (dark green) in ASEAN (licht green) an Asie.
and largest city
Kuala Lumpur
Putrajaya (admeenistrative)
3°08′N 101°42′E / 3.133°N 101.700°E / 3.133; 101.700
Offeecial leidsMalaysie
Malay (Laitin) alphabet
Recognised leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentFederal pairlamentary
constitutional monarchy
, Elective monarchy
• King
Abdullah al-Haj
Anwar Ibrahim
Dewan Negara
Dewan Rakyat
31 August 1957[4]
22 Julie 1963[5]
31 August 1963[6]
16 September 1963
• Total
330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi) (67th)
• Water (%)
• 2024 estimate
34,730,000[7] (42nt)
• 2010 census
• Density
92/km2 (238.3/sq mi) (116t)
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
• Total
$746.821 billion[9] (28t)
• Per capita
$24,520.784[9] (42nt)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Tot
$336.913 billion[9] (35t)
• Per capita
$11,062.043[9] (65t)
Gini (2009)negative increase 46.2[10]
heich · 36t
HDI (2013)Steady 0.773[11]
heich · 62nd
CurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+8 (not observed)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+60
ISO 3166 codeMY
Territorial Organization

Malaysie is a federal constitutional monarchy in Soothaest Asie. It consists o thirteen states a three federal territories an haes a tot landmass o 330,803 km (127,724 mi). The kintra is separated bi the Sooth Cheenae Sea intae twa regions, Peninsular Malaysie an Malaysien Borneo (cried Wast an Aest Malaysie respectively an aa) an haes maritime boundaries wi Singapore, Vietnam, an the Philippines. The caipital ceety is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat o the federal govrenment. The population staunds at ower 28 million.

Malaysia haes its oreegins in the Malay Kinricks present in the aurie which, frae the 18t century, became subject tae the Breetish Empire. The first Breetish territories wur kent as the Straits Settlements. Peninsular Malaysie, then kent as Malaya, wis first unified unner the commonweel in 1946, afore becomin the Federation o Malaya in 1948. In 1963, Malaya unified wi Sabah, Sarawak, an Singapore. In 1965, Singapore co-optit oot o the federation an became an independent ceety state. Syne its unthirldom, Malaysie haes haed ane o the best economic records in Asie, wi GDP growin an average 6.5% for the first 50 year o unthirldom.

Malaysia's heid o state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, conventionally referred tae as "the Head" or "the Agong". The Agong is an electit monarch chosen frae ane o the sultans frae the Malaysien states. The heid o govrenment is the Prime Meenister. The govrenment is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary seestem.

Malaysie, which, in Tanjung Piai, can claim the soothmaist pynt o continental Eurasie, is locatit near the equator an haes a tropical climate. It haes a biodiverse range o flora an fauna, an is considered ane o the 17 megadiverse countries. It is a foondin member o the Association o Southeast Asian Nations an the Organisation o the Islamic Conference, an a member o Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation an the Non-Aligned Movement.

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