Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population of main cities:
Kuala Lumpur (1,305,800); Johor Baharu (643,000); Kelang (626,700); Ipoh (536,900); Ampang (478,700); Subang Jaya (447,200); Petaling Jaya (432,700); Kuching (422,300); Shah Alam (314,500); Kota Kinabalu (307,000)
The population is comprised of
Bumiputra (Malays and other natives) - 69.6% of the population; Chinese - 22.6%, Indians - 6.8% and people from other ethnic backgrounds - about 1%. (Malaysian Department of Statistics)
Other Languages Spoken:
The Chinese speak Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien. Most Indians speak Tamil. English is an inter-ethnic link, especially in the middle classes. The Dayaks use many dialects.
Muslims 61.3%, Buddhists 19.8%, Christians 6.8%, Hindus 9.2%, Confucianists, Taoists and other Chinese beliefs 1.3%.
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National Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Type of State:
Malaysia is a multiparty federal parliamentary monarchy operating under the Westminster system. The country comprises of 13 states which enjoy a fair amount of federal decentralization.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
A country specialised in the export of electronic goods and components.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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23.1 per 100 Inhabitants
15.7 per 100 Inhabitants
65.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023