Malaysia is located in the southeast of the Asian Continent, with a population of 29,179,952, making it the 43rd largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Kuala Lumpur with a total population of 1,627,172. The country
encompasses 329,847 square kilometers making it the 67th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with South
China Sea, Sulu Sea, Brunei, Celebes Sea, Indonesia, Strait of Malacca, Singapore and Thailand.

King Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through election by
and from the hereditary rulers of nine of the states and holds that position for five years. Prime Minister Mohamed Najib bin
Abdul Razak is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin bin Mohamed
Yassin achieves that status following legislative elections, the leader of the party that wins a plurality of seats in the House
of Representatives becomes Prime Minster and holds that position five years. Its form of government is a constitutional
monarchy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 31st of August 1957.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien,
Hakka, Hainan and Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi and Thai. It counts among its major religions Muslim,
Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions and other, unknown and no faiths. As
sources of mass communication it has 35 AM, 391 FM, 15 Short Wave and 88  Television stations.

Major geographical features are Gunung Kinabalu, its highest point at 4,100 meters and the South China Sea of the Indian
Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterways are the South China, Sulu and Celebes Seas and the Strait of
Malacca which measures 7,200 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil
palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging, timber processing;
Sabah - logging, petroleum production; Sarawak - agriculture processing, petroleum production and refining and logging.
Its official currency is Malaysian Ringgit.

Here’s something you may not know about Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is dually the capital and largest city in Malaysia,
functioning as the commercial and industrial hub of the country and boasts the world's tallest twin towers.
Gunung Kinabalu-
Malaysia's highest point
Tradtional Malaysian  
Long House
Port Dickson
Petronas Twin Towers
in Kuala Lumpur-
Malaysia's capital and
largest city
Sungai Rajang River in
Sarawak- Malaysia's
longest river
Downtown George
Town on Penang
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Chow Kueh Teow - a
traditional Malaysian
dish made with  black
soy sauce and stir
fried flat noddles
Asian Elephants
Kelang on the
Malaysia Peninsula
Tradtional Malaysian
Kudat on Sabah and
the Sula Sea
Crab eating Macaque
Pahang River on the
Malaysia Peninsula
Sunset on the South
China Sea- Malaysia's
lowest point
Strait of Malacca- half
of the Word's oil
passes through here
every year
Seaweed farmer's
shack on the Celebes
Cable car on Langkawi
Island- Malaysia's
westernmost point on
the Strait of Malacca
Causeway connecting
Malaysia to Singapore
Deer Cave at Kuala
Baram on Malaysia's
border with Brunei
Pengkalan Hulu on
Malaysia's border with
Palau Banggi Island-
northernmost point in
the South China Sea
near the border with
the Philippines
Palau Sulug in the
Tunku Abdul Rahman
National Park-  
easternmost point  on
the Celebes Sea
Tebedu Road on
Sarawak Island on the
Indonesia border-
southernmost point
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Layang Layang in the
Spratly Islands- a
South China Sea chain
claimed by Malaysia,
China, Philippines,
Taiwan, Vietnam, and