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Malaysia

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Malaysia is in Asia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. It is at 2° 30' North, 112° 30' East. Malaysia has an area of 329,750 square kilometres (127,317 square miles). The population is 28,728,607. This population is from a 2011 estimate.


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Economy

For currency they use the Malaysian Ringgit. The inflation in 2009 was 0.6%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.

Approximately 30% of goods sold have price-controls.


Education

In the year 2000, the literacy rate was 88.7%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


Society

People here speak Bahasa Malay, Bugis, English, Foochow, Hainan, Hakka, Hokkien, Iban, Kadazan, Malayalam, Mandarin, Panjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Thai. Religions beliefs here include Buddhism, Christian, Confucianism, Daoist, Hindu, Muslim, other, and Traditional Chinese religions.

In East Malaysia residents speak several indigenous languages, the largest of which are Iban and Kadazan


Time Zone

It is in the Malaysian (GMT + 8) time zone.


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