Continent: Asia

Region: South-East Asia

Area: 127,355 square miles (ranked 67th)

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Population: 28,250,500 as of 2010

Main Language: Malay

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Fun Facts

  • The largest cave chamber in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak. The chamber can easily accommodate a Boeing 747-200.

  • Malaysia shares with Qatar the world's lowest death rate of respiratory diseases, at 7.5 death per annum per 100, 000 people.

  • Malaysia has 65,877 km of highway. This is more than the Earth's circumference of 40,075 km.

  • The largest insect egg in Malaysia comes from the Malaysian Stick Insect (Heteopteryx dilitata) that is around 5.9 inches long. It lays eggs that measure around 0.5 inches, making them larger than a peanut.

  • Malaysia is home to 14,500 species of flowering plants and trees, more than 200 species of mammals, 600 species of birds, 140 species of snakes and 60 species of lizards.

  • At 421 meters high, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the fourth tallest tower in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia.