The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia made up of 11 states, 3 federal territories and the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo.
Located between 2 and 7 degree north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsular Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.
329,758 sq km
Kuala Lumpur (KL)
Eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Land area of 329,758 sq km, (Peninsular Malaysia: 134,680 sq km, Sabah & Sarawak: 202,020 sq km)
Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperatures range from 21°C to 32 °C and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Malays make up about 57% of the population and are the predominant group with Chinese,
Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practised freely.