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The Facts on Malaysia
Head of State:
The Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
329,847 square kilometres
Border Countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand
 4,675 kilometres
Capital City:
Kuala Lumpur
Total Population:
Population of Capital:
Tropical. Southwest monsoons April to October, northeast monsoons October to February
Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, & other Chinese religions 2.6%, other 1.5%
Ethnic Groups:
Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, other 7.8%
Monetary Unit:
Ringgit (MYR)
Natural Resources:
Tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
Major Exports:
Electronic equipment, petroleum, liquefied natural gas, wood & wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals
Main Export Trading Countries:
Singapore 13.4%, China12.6%, Japan 10.4%, US 9.5%, Thailand 5.3%, Hong Kong 5.1%
Major Imports:
Electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron & steel products, chemicals
Major Import Trading Countries:
China 12.6%, Japan 12.6%, Singapore 11.4%, US 10.7%, Thailand 6.2%, Indonesia 5.6%
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