Friday, December 26, 2008
Motto: "Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"
"Unity Is Strength"
Capital (largest city): Kuala Lumpur 3°08′N 101°42′E / 3.133, 101.7
Official languages: Malay
Government: Federal constitutional elective monarchy and Parliamentary democracy
Yang di-Pertuan Agong: Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime Minister: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
from the United Kingdom(Malaya only) : 31 August 1957
Federation(with Sabah,Sarawak and Singapore) : 16 September 1963
Total: 329,847 km2 (66th) 127,355 sq mi
sep2008 estimate : 27,730,000 (43rd)
2000 census : 24,821,286
Density : 84/km2 (114th) 218/sq mi
GDP(PPP) 2007 estimate
TOtal :$359.271 billion (30th)
Per capita: $13,385 (59th)
GDP(nominal) 2007 estimate
Total:$186.718 billion (39th)
Per capita:$6,956 (63rd)
HDI(2007) : ▲ 0.811 (high) (63rd)
Currency:Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time zone:MST (UTC+8)
Drives on the:left
The current terminology as per government policy is Bahasa Malaysia (literally Malaysian language) but legislation continues to refer to the official language as Bahasa Melayu (literally Malay language). English may continue to be used for some official purposes under the National Language Act 1967.
Putrajaya is the primary seat of the federal government.
Singapore became an independent country on 9 August 1965.
Calculated based on latest population estimate.
020 from Singapore.