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  • Area: 329,847 sq. km (127,355 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 30,949,962 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.4% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (2016)
  • Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
  • Religions: Muslim (official) 61.3%, Buddhist 19.8%, Christian 9.2%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 1.3%, other 0.4%, none 0.8%, unspecified 1%
  • Alternate names: Federation of Malaya, Federation of Malaysia, Persekutuan Tanah Malaysia, Persekutuan Tanah Melayu
  • Government type: federal constitutional monarchy
  • Leaders: chief of state: King MUHAMMAD V (formerly known as Tuanku Muhammad Faris Petra); head of government: Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Najib Razak
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur; note: Putrajaya is referred to as an administrative center not the capital
  • Administrative divisions: 13 states and 1 federal territory
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $26,300 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: semiconductors and electronic equipment, palm oil, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals, solar panels
  • Imports: electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals
  • Currency: ringgit (MYR)

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