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Malaysia

Federal constitutional monarchy, independant since 1957

Region:
Southeast Asia
Area:
330,800 km²
Further names:
Malaysien
Local name:
Malaysia
Capital:
Kuala Lumpur
On further pages:
Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Tourism
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Malaysia:

The countrywide time in Malaysia is Malaysia Time (MYT).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Malaysia.
So there is all over the year the same difference of 8 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

31,624,000
95.60
Ø 73.2 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 77.7 years
Birthrate:
17.1 ‰
Deathrate:
4.9 ‰
Males/Females:
51.6% : 48.4%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Malaysia 2017
The currency in Malaysia is Ringgit (MYR).
1 Ringgit is divided into 100 Sen.
Status: 08/17/2018
1 US Dollar = 4.10 Ringgit
1 Ringgit = 0.24 US Dollar

The climate in Malaysia

In Malaysia, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 31 and 33 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 34 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 24°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Bahasa

mother tonguedistribution
Bahasa58.4 %
Chinese7.4 %
Tamil3.9 %
Hakka3.3 %
Iban2.8 %
English1.6 %
Dusun1.1 %
other21.5 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Buddhists19.8%
Christs9.2%
Hinduists6.3%
Muslims61.3%
nondenominational0.8%
other2.6%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:278.39 bn €
Exportations:166.59 bn €
Importations:144.64 bn €
Tourism receipts:16.34 bn €
Unemployment rate:3.4 %
Inflation rate:2.13 %
corruption index:47 (bad)
Energy consumption:133.0 bn kWh

Land use

5% Urban areas:15,565 km²
24% Agricultural areas:78,392 km²
67% Forest:221,936 km²
1% Water areas:2,250 km²
4% Others:12,657 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:144,403 km
Railways:1,851 km
Waterways:7,200 km
Airports:114

Most important cities in Malaysia

CityRegionPopulation
Kuala Lumpur / CapitalKuala Lumpur1,768,000
KlangSelangor880,000
Kampung Baru SubangSelangor834,000
Johor BahruJohor802,000
IpohPerak673,000
KuchingSarawak570,000
Petaling JayaSelangor521,000
Kota BharuKelantan491,000
Kota KinabaluSabah457,000
SandakanSabah392,000
SerembanNegeri Sembilan373,000
KuantanPahang366,000
George TownPenang300,000
Kuala TerengganuTerengganu285,000
Sungai PetaniKedah229,000
MiriSarawak228,000
TaipingPerak218,000
Alor SetarKedah217,000
Bukit MertajamPenang212,000
MalaccaMelaka181,000
KluangJohor170,000
Port DicksonNegeri Sembilan89,000
CukaiTerengganu82,000
VictoriaLabuan74,000
KangarPerlis64,000
TemerluhPahang60,000
Kampung Bukit BaharuMelaka56,000
Putrajaya / seat of governmentPutrajaya50,000
Kampong Pangkal KalongKelantan40,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:constitutionally allowed



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