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Country Malaysia

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Region Southeastern Asia
Area (sq km) 329,847
Area (sq mile) 127,316
Border Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand
Population 30,513,848
Nationality Malaysian(s)
Ethnic Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8%
Religion Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Confucianism, Toaism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%
Language Bahasa Melayu, English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai, indigenous languages including Iban and Kadazan
Literacy 89%
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Leader King Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (December 13, 2011), Prime Minister Mohamed Najib bin Abdul Razak (since April 3, 2009), Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi (since July 28, 2015)
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Independence Day Aug. 31, 1957 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Independence Day, or Malaysia Day (Aug. 31, 1957)
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