flag Malaysia Malaysia: Introdução

Capital: Kuala Lumpur


Total Population: 33,938,221
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 102 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 78.2%
Population of main cities: Kuala Lumpur (1,305,800); Johor Baharu (643,000); Kelang (626,700); Ipoh (536,900); Ampang (478,700); Subang Jaya (447,200); Petaling Jaya (432,700); Kuching (422,300); Shah Alam (314,500); Kota Kinabalu (307,000)
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of Bumiputra (Malays and other natives) - 69.6% of the population; Chinese - 22.6%, Indians - 6.8% and people from other ethnic backgrounds - about 1%.  (Malaysian Department of Statistics)
Official Language: Malay
Other Languages Spoken: The Chinese speak Cantonese, Hakka and Hokkien. Most Indians speak Tamil. English is an inter-ethnic link, especially in the middle classes. The Dayaks use many dialects.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims 61.3%, Buddhists 19.8%, Christians 6.8%, Hindus 9.2%, Confucianists, Taoists and other Chinese beliefs 1.3%.
Literacy Rate: 88.7%

Local Time:

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National Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Country Overview

Area: 330,411 km²
Type of State: Malaysia is a multiparty federal parliamentary monarchy operating under the Westminster system. The country comprises of 13 states which enjoy a fair amount of federal decentralization.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
A country specialised in the export of electronic goods and components.
HDI*: 0.779/1
HDI (World Rank): 62/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Malaysia, dial 00
To call Malaysia, dial +60
Internet Suffix: .my
Computers: 23.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 15.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 65.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 204,998190,860238,240293,797265,755
Exports of Goods (million USD) 238,195234,766299,425352,094312,846
Imports of Services (million USD) 43,71133,38137,08044,59051,754
Exports of Services (million USD) 41,08922,15521,24631,68342,525

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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