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Outline of Malaysia

The Flag of Malaysia
An enlargeable map of Malaysia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Malaysia:

Malaysia is a sovereign country located on the Malay Peninsula and a northern portion of the Island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.[1] Malaysia comprises thirteen states and three federal territories with a total land area of 329,847 square kilometres (127,355 sq mi).[2] The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.

The population stands at over 25 million.[1] The country is separated into two regions—Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo—by the South China Sea.[1] Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines,[1] and Vietnam. The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate.[1]

Malaysia is headed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and politically led by a Prime Minister.[3][4] The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system.[5]


  • General reference 1
  • History of Malaysia 2
    • Events and treaties 2.1
    • Small area histories 2.2
  • Politics of Malaysia 3
    • Branches of the government of Malaysia 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Malaysia 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Malaysia 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Malaysia 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Malaysia 3.2
      • International organisation membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Malaysia 3.3
    • Military of Malaysia 3.4
  • Geography of Malaysia 4
    • Environment of Malaysia 4.1
      • Natural geographic features of Malaysia 4.1.1
    • Regions of Malaysia 4.2
      • Ecoregions of Malaysia 4.2.1
    • Administrative divisions of Malaysia 4.3
      • States of Malaysia 4.3.1
      • Federal territories of Malaysia 4.3.2
      • Districts of Malaysia 4.3.3
      • Municipalities of Malaysia 4.3.4
  • Economy and infrastructure of Malaysia 5
    • Economic plans and policies 5.1
  • Demography of Malaysia 6
    • Religion 6.1
    • Ethnicities 6.2
  • Culture of Malaysia 7
    • Art in Malaysia 7.1
    • Sports in Malaysia 7.2
  • Education in Malaysia 8
  • See also 9
  • Notes 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

General reference

History of Malaysia

Part of a series on the
Malaysia portal

Events and treaties

Small area histories

Politics of Malaysia

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

Branches of the government of Malaysia

Executive branch of the government of Malaysia

Legislative branch of the government of Malaysia

Judicial branch of the government of Malaysia

Foreign relations of Malaysia

International organisation membership

Malaysia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Malaysia

Military of Malaysia

Geography of Malaysia

An enlargeable topographic map of the island of Borneo
 Indonesia 1,782 km
 Thailand 506 km
 Brunei 381 km
  • Coastline: 4,675 km
    • Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km
    • East Malaysia 2,607 km

Environment of Malaysia

Natural geographic features of Malaysia

Regions of Malaysia

Ecoregions of Malaysia

Administrative divisions of Malaysia

States of Malaysia

The states and federal territories of Malaysia.
Malaysia has 13 states:
  1.  Johor
  2.  Kedah
  3.  Kelantan
  4.  Malacca (Melaka)
  5.  Negeri Sembilan
  6.  Pahang
  7.  Perak
  8.  Perlis
  9.  Penang (Pulau Pinang)
  10.  Sabah
  11.  Sarawak
  12.  Selangor
  13.  Terengganu

Federal territories of Malaysia

Malaysia also has three federal territories, which are governed directly by the federal government of Malaysia:

  1.  Kuala Lumpur
  2.  Labuan
  3.  Putrajaya

Districts of Malaysia

Municipalities of Malaysia

Economy and infrastructure of Malaysia

Economic plans and policies

Demography of Malaysia



Culture of Malaysia

Art in Malaysia

Sports in Malaysia

Education in Malaysia

Standardised examinations

See also


  1. ^ UMNO was deregistered in 1988 and the Prime Minister of Malaysia formed a new party known as United Malays National Organisation (Baru) on February 16, 1988. The term "Baru" or "New" was removed by a constitutional amendment on July of the same year.
  2. ^ The United Sabah Party (Parti Bersatu Sabah) was a member of Barisan Nasional from its establishment in 1985 until its withdrawal from the coalition in 1990. The party rejoined the coalition in 2002.[6]
  3. ^ The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party entered a coalition with the former Alliance Party in 1972 and subsequently joined the Barisan Nasional coalition when it was founded in 1974. It withdrew from the coalition in 1977.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f
  2. ^ Article 1. Constitution of Malaysia.
  3. ^ Article 33. Constitution of Malaysia.
  4. ^ Article 43. Constitution of Malaysia.
  5. ^ The Federation of International Trade Associations. General Information of Malaysia. Retrieved December 7, 2007.
  6. ^
  7. ^

External links

  • myGovernment Portal – Malaysian Government Portal
  • Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Department of Statistics Malaysia
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