Malaysia profile

Oil palm plantation worker carries an oil palm bunch
Malaysia is one of the world's largest palm oil producers
  • Full name: Federation of Malaysia
  • Population: 29.3 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Area: 329,847 sq km (127,355 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
  • Major religions: Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 77 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: 1 ringgit = 100 sen
  • Main exports: Electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, chemicals, palm oil, wood and wood products, rubber, textiles
  • GNI per capita: US $8,770 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .my
  • International dialling code: +60