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Malaysia

Description of Malaysia

Malaysia is a country situated in the heart of Southeast Asia. It consists of 13 states and three federal territories. Malaysia's population is about 28 million people and there are more than sixty different ethnic groups. The largest groups in number are the Malays, Chinese and Indians.

The two parts of Malaysia are separated from each other by the South China Sea, which immensely separates the two landscape areas of the east and the west of Malaysia, with its coastal plains rising to densely forested hills and mountains, the highest of which are Kinabalu peak with a height of 4095.2 meters (13 435.7 feet) on the island of Borneo. The local climate is close to the equatorial and characterized by the annual southwest (from April to October) and northeast (from October to February) monsoon winds. The Strait of Malacca, located between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, is perhaps the most important sea rout in the world.

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is the main economic and political center of the country. Kuala Lumpur, the administrative center of the state of Selangor, is located in the south-west of the Malay Peninsula. Other major cities of Malaysia are the port city of Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Klang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Seremban, Kuantan, Ipoh, and Petaling Jaya.

Some facts about Malaysia

Population of country 28,274,729 people
Area of Malaysia 329,750 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Southeast Asia (AS)
Capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Currency at Malaysia Ringgit (MYR)
Domain Zone .my
Phone country code 60
FIPS code of Malaysia MY

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More information about Malaysia

Climate of Malaysia:
  • tropical
  • annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Terrain of Malaysia:
  • coastal plains rising to hills and mountains
Malaysia also has such useful resources as: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite.

Top cities of Malaysia


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Kuala Lumpur 1,453,975 people Kuala Lumpur 3.1412 x 101.68653
2 Klang 879,867 people Selangor 3.03333 x 101.45
3 Kampung Baru Subang 833,571 people 3.15 x 101.53333
4 Johor Bahru 802,489 people Johor 1.4655 x 103.7578
5 Ipoh 673,318 people Perak 4.5841 x 101.0829
6 Kuching 570,407 people Sarawak 1.55 x 110.33333
7 Petaling Jaya 520,698 people 3.10726 x 101.60671
8 Shah Alam 481,654 people Selangor 3.08507 x 101.53281
9 Kota Kinabalu 457,326 people Sabah 5.9749 x 116.0724
10 Sandakan 392,288 people Sabah 5.8402 x 118.1179
11 Seremban 372,917 people Negeri Sembilan 2.7297 x 101.9381
12 Kuantan 366,229 people Pahang 3.8077 x 103.326
13 Tawau 306,462 people Sabah 4.2498 x 117.8871
14 George Town 300,000 people Pulau Pinang 5.41123 x 100.33543
15 Kuala Terengganu 285,065 people Terengganu 5.3302 x 103.1408
16 Kota Bharu 279,316 people Kelantan 6.13328 x 102.2386
17 Sungai Petani 228,843 people Kedah 5.647 x 100.48772
18 Miri 228,212 people Sarawak 4.4148 x 114.0089
19 Taiping 217,647 people Perak 4.85 x 100.73333
20 Alor Setar 217,368 people Kedah 6.12104 x 100.36014
21 Bukit Mertajam 212,329 people Pulau Pinang 5.36301 x 100.4667
22 Sibu 198,239 people Sarawak 2.3 x 111.81667
23 Melaka 180,671 people Melaka 2.196 x 102.2405
24 Kulim 170,889 people Kedah 5.36499 x 100.56177
25 Kluang 169,828 people Johor 2.0251 x 103.3328
26 Sekudai 159,733 people Johor 1.53333 x 103.66667
27 Batu Pahat 156,236 people Johor 1.8548 x 102.9325
28 Bintulu 151,617 people Sarawak 3.16667 x 113.03333
29 Kampung Pasir Gudang Baru 145,639 people Johor 1.4726 x 103.878
30 Kampung Sungai Ara 140,849 people Pulau Pinang 5.32699 x 100.27348

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