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Malaysia is located in South-eastern Asia part of Asia. It's total area is 329K km² and 58% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 34M. 78.2% lives in cities whereas 21.8% lives in rural areas.
Malaysia ( (listen) mə-LAY-zee-ə, -⁠zhə; Malay: [məlejsiə]) is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia, and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital, the country's largest city, and the seat of the legislative branch of the federal government.

Putrajaya is the administrative center, which represents the seat of both the executive branch (the Cabinet, federal ministries, and agencies) and the judicial branch of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 45th-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. Located in the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to numerous endemic species.

Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms, which, from the 18th century on, became subject to the British Empire, along with the British Straits Settlements protectorate. During World War Two, British Malaya, along with other nearby British and American colonies, was occupied by the Empire of Japan. Following three years of occupation, peninsular Malaysia was unified as the Malayan Union in 1946 and then restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948. The country achieved independence on 31 August 1957. The independent Malaya united with the then British crown colonies of North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963 to become Malaysia. In August 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation and became a separate independent country.The country is multiethnic and multicultural, which has a significant effect on its politics. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with minorities of Chinese, Indians, and indigenous peoples. The country's official language is Malaysian Malay, a standard form of the Malay language. English remains an active second language. While recognising Islam as the country's established religion, the constitution grants freedom of religion to non-Muslims. The government is modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and the legal system is based on common law. The head of state is an elected monarch, chosen from among the nine state sultans every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

After independence, the Malaysian GDP grew at an average rate of 6.5% per annum for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. Malaysia has a newly industrialised market economy, ranked third-largest in Southeast Asia and 36th-largest in the world. It is a founding member of ASEAN, EAS, and OIC and a member of APEC, the Commonwealth, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

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💬 Languages

Malay is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Malaysian ringgit [1 USD = 4.666 MYR].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Malaysia, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %21.31486237]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 18K ATM's in Malaysia.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 26.1M tourists arrived to Malaysia. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Malaysia economy with a total of 22.2B $ income (%9.3).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is fast with 66.84 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 110.8 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (2.48 / 10)

Broadband (4.19 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 26 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (December, January and February) average is 🔥 25 °C and very hot. Current season (winter) is 🔥 25 °C and very hot.
Yearly average26 °C 🔥
3 month average25 °C 🔥
Spring average26 °C 🔥
Summer average26 °C 🔥
Fall average25 °C 🔥
Winter average25 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 400B $ and with %6.5 increase GNI per capita was 12K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %3.4.
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