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Malaysia FlagMalaysia

Unity Is Strength.

 

General


Population: 28,728,607 (2011)
Land Area: 329,750 sq km
Natural Resources: Tin, Petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin (2006)
Head of Government: Najib Tun Razak (2009)
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Major Religions: Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, Other or Unknown 1.5%, None 0.8%
Major Ethnicities: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, Other 7.8%
Life Expectancy: 73.79 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 219 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 416.7 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 14,700 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.2% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 9.1%, Industry 41.6%, Services 49.3% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 13%, Industry 36%, Services 51% (2005)
Industries: Rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging, timber processing, petroleum production, agriculture processing
Agriculture Products: Rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice, timber, coconuts, pepper
Human Development Index: 0.761 (61st)
Tourism Revenue: 6.79 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 3.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 110 000 (2003)
Budget: 2.03% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is bordered by Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Malaysia's GDP growth rate is high and it has moved more and more over the years towards the industrial and services sector.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Malaysia
Wikipedia: Malaysia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MYS.html

Updated on: December 23, 2011