Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Total Population (million): 26.5495177473
Annual growth rate: 1.639903%
Urban population: 68.2%
Official Language: Malay
Other languages spoken: In general, Malay, English, Hokkien,
Cantonese and Tamoul are the languages spoken in Malaysia. In
Western Malaysia, people mainly speak Malay (68.4%). In the Sabah
State, the most frequently spoken languages are Javanese (27%) and
Malay (22,6%). English is spoken as second language. Malay is spoken
by two thirds of the population (both as mother tongue and as a
second language). The linguistic policy of Malaysia favors Malay
which is the national language but uses English as the common
language in order to facilitate communication.
Business language: English
Religion: Muslims 52.7%, Buddhists 16.7%, Christians 6.8%, Hinduists
6.7%, Others 17.1%.
Area: 329740 kmÂ²
Type of State: Federal state with constitutional elective monarchy.
13 states which enjoy fair amount of federal decentralization.
Type of economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial
A country specialized in the export of electronic goods and
To call from Malaysia, dial 00
To call in Malaysia, dial 60
Internet suffix: .my
Access to electricity: n.c.