330,000 square kilometres (127,000 square miles)
A federation with 13 states (11 in peninsular Malaysia and 2 in Malaysian Borneo) and 3 federal territories. As a federation, the governance of the country is divided between the federal and the state governments
System of Government
Parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch
Head of State
DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Hj Abd Razak
27.73 million (2008)
Major Ethnic Groups
Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazans, Ibans
Bahasa Malaysia (official language), English, Mandarin, Tamil
Islam, Budhism, Christianity, Hinduism
GMT +8 hours
US Eastern Standard Time +13 hours
warm an sunny throughout the year.
Daily temparatures range from 33°C (90°F)
in the afternoon to 22°C (70°F) during the night.
Ringgit Malaysia(RM) which is divided into 100 sen.
The ringgit exchange rate operates on a managed-float regime
against a trade-weighted basket of currencies.
3 years ago