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COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS FOR MALAYSIA

Map of Malaysia

Geography

Total Land Area
330,000 sq km/127,000 sq mi

Main Geographical Features
Consists of 2 main regions, Peninsular Malaysia in the Asian mainland and East Malaysia in the Malay archipelago

Capital
Putrajaya (executive, judicial)
Kuala Lumpur (ceremonial, legislative), largest city

GDP in US$ (Billion)

Global Ranking (2021)   39

Economy

Currency  Ringgit (RM)
MYR 4.35/US$ (April 30, 2022)

Major Economic Sectors
Agriculture 7%, Industry 37%, Services 55%, Others 1%

Official Language
Malay or Bahasa Melayu
Other languages are Mandarin & Tamil
English is widely spoken

Literacy Rate
95% (2018) for adults 15 years old and above.

GDP Growth (%)

Population

32.7 million (2019)
43% of the population is below 25 years old.
Labor Force Participation Rate

Above the 66% average in ASEAN.

Labor force by Sector
Agriculture   10%
Industrial   27%
Services   63%

GDP Per Capita

US$ ‘000
2nd highest in the world

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