Independence Year : 1957
Population : 22244000
Life Expectancy : 70.8
Capital : 2464
GNP : 69213.00
GNP Old : 97884.00
Local Name : Malaysia
Government Form : Constitutional Monarchy, Federation
Location : Southeastern Asia, partly on Malay Peninsula south of Thailand and on the northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.
Terrain : Coastal plains and interior, jungle-covered mountains. The South China Sea separates peninsular Malaysia from East Malaysia on Borneo.
Climate : Tropical, annual southwest (Apr to Oct) and northeast (Oct to Feb) monsoons
Ethnic Group : Malay 50%, Chinese 24%, Indigenous 11.0%, Indian 7%, non-Malaysian citizens 7 %.
Religions : Islam (60%), Buddhism (20%), Christianity (10%), Hinduism (6%),Confucianism (2.6%), Animism (1%), others (including Taoism, Sikhism, Baha'i faith).
Official Website : www.pmo.gov.my
Genral Information - Malaysia
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country in Southeast Asia and one of the wealthiest and most developed countries, outranked in GNP only by Singapore and oil-rich Brunei. The Federation of Malaya became an independent country on 31 August 1957.With so much to learn about Malaysia , finding a cheap travel deal is essential for your next visit.
On 16 September 1963 the federation was enlarged by the accession of the states of Singapore, Sabah (formerly British North Borneo) and Sarawak. The name "Malaysia" was adopted from that date. Singapore left the federation on 9 August 1965.