Malaysia's flagLocation: Southeast Asia
Official name: Federation of Malaysia
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1963 / 1965
Capital city: Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya (administrative)
Population: 27.9 million / 220 people per sq mile (85 people per sq km)
Total land area: 127,316 square miles (329,750 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Bahasa Malaysia (official language), Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English
Main religions: Muslim (mainly Sunni) 61%, Buddhist 19%, Christian 9%, Hindu 6%, Other 5%
Ethnic mix: Malay 53%, Chinese 26%, Indigenous tribes 12%, Indian 8%, Other 1%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Ringgit = 100 sen
Literacy rate: 92%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2908 kilocalories

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