Located in the continent of Asia, Malaysia covers 328,657 square kilometers of land and 1,190 square kilometers of water, making it the 67th largest nation in the world with a total area of 329,847 square kilometers.
Malaysia became an independent state in 1957, after gaining its sovereignty from the United Kingdom. The population of Malaysia is 29,179,952 (2012) and the nation has a density of 89 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). The people of Malaysia are referred to as Malaysian. The dialing code for the country is 60 and the top level internet domain for Malaysian sites is .my for example www.kln.gov.my. Malaysia shares land borders with 3 countries: Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia.
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in its politics. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indians, and indigenous. Read More