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Nationality:  Malaysian

Languages: Bahasa Malaysia

Religions:  Muslim Buddhist

Population: 30,513,848

Median Age: 27.9 years

Population Growth Rate: 1.44%

Birth Rate:  1.97%

Death Rate: 0,503%

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Electricity Production: 118 billion kWh

Electricity Exports: 12 million kWh

Electricity Imports : 372 million kWh

Telephones- Landline: 4.41 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 44.9 million

Airports: 114

Airports with Paved Runways : 39

Heliports: 4

Railways: 1849 km

Road Ways: 144403 km

Water Ways: 7200 km

Passports Validity:   six months




Introduction:
During the late 18th and 19th centuries Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia ; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945

Economy:
Malaysia , a middle-income country has transformed itself since the 1970's from a producer of raw materials into an emerging multi-sector economy

facts about Malaysia

Facts Malaysia




  • The biggest pencil ever made is 20m high and is located in Malaysia. The pencil is part of the Faber-Castell Malaysia production site..


  • Clear water Cave of Malaysia is the longest cave in South Asia , stretching over 100 km
  • Nurul Huda of "Malaysia" was among the five best swimmers in the world


  • Sipadan Island off Sabah is one of the worlds top diving spots


  • Only 0.85 % of people in Malaysia use broadband service


  • Malaysia shares with Qatar the world's lowest death rate of respiratory diseases at 7.5 death per annul per 100000 people


  • The Rafflesia is the largest flower in the world with recent flowers found measuring up to 95 cm across. There are 55 species of Rafflesia of which 9 are found in Berneo


  • The largest cave chamber in the world is  the Sarawak Camber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak , which can easily accommodate a Boeing 747-200


  • Malaysia is the world's second largest producer of palm oil and its largest exporter


  • Malaysia has the world's oldest rain forests


  • Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are the world's tallest twin buildings and were the tallest building in the world until Taipei 101 too over


  • The longest King cobra i the world measuring 5.54m was captured alive in Port Dickson in April 1937


  • The largest insect in Malaysia some from the 15 cm Malaysian Stick Insect , which lays eggs that measure 1.3 cm making them larger than a peanut


  • Bahasa Malaysia is the national language but English is widely spoken


  • bintangor trees found only in Sarawak is believed to contain properties that could help fight in virus that causes AIDS


  • Malaysia boasts of being home to the oldest rainforests in the world. They are full of trees as much as 100 m in height


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