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MalaysiaMalaysia Observer

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, consisting of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions.

East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and maritime borders with the Philippines and Vietnam.

The Malaysian economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but also expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce, and medical tourism. Malaysia has a newly industrialised market economy, ranked 3rd largest in Southeast Asia and 33rd largest in the world.

Malaysia is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and a member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Major Indicators

Land ( 330,803
Population (inhabitants) 33,938,221
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Continent Asia
Language(s) Bahasa Malaysia
National currency Ringgit Malaysia RM
Time Zone GMT+8
Labor force (inhabitants) 17,309,921.00
GDP (current billion US$) 406.31
GDP per capita (current US$) 11,971.93
GDP growth (percentage) 8.69
Exports of Goods and Services (current billion US$) 300.00
Proven natural gas reserves (billion c.m.) 2,056.00
Natural gas marketed production (billion c.m.) 71.77
Pipeline exports (billion c.m.) 2.90
LNG exports (billion c.m.) 37.45
Domestic natural gas consumption (billion c.m.) 36.12


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