Where is Malaysia?

Malaysia is located in the Southeastern Asia region at latitude 4.210484 and longitude 101.975766 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 4° 12' 37.74'' N
  • 101° 58' 32.76'' E

You can see the location of Malaysia on the world map below:

Malaysia Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Malaysia (MY) are:

  1. Brunei Darussalam (BN)
  2. Indonesia (ID)
  3. Thailand (TH)

Maritime Borders

Malaysia borders with South China Sea, and the Strait of Malacca.

Malaysia pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

Malaysia Related Content

Malaysia Key Facts

CountryMalaysia
CoordinatesLatitude: 4.210484
Longitude: 101.975766
Country CodesAlpha 2: MY
Alpha 3: MYS
Country Flag Emoji🇲🇾
Int. Phone Prefix+60
Capital cityKuala Lumpur
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Southeastern Asia
Country Area329,847 sq km
Population 202132,776,195
World Rank: 45
Median Age29.9
Life expectancy74.9
Major languagesBahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai note: Malaysia has 134 living languages - 112 indigenous languages and 22 non-indigenous languages; in East Malaysia, there are several indigenous languages; the most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+08:00
Internet TLD.my
Biggest AirportKuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Average temperature25.40 °C
77.72 °F
Administrative Divisions3 federal territories 13 states
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Malaysia Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyRinggit (MYR)
GDP in 2020$337 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 38
GDP per capita in 2020$10,412
World Rank: 64
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand

Biggest Cities in Malaysia

Here are the largest cities in Malaysia based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Kuala Lumpur 8,639,000
Klang 878,000
Ipoh 866,772
Butterworth 821,652
George Town 708,127
Petaling Jaya 638,516
Kuantan 607,778
Shah Alam 584,340
Johor Bahru 497,097
Kota Bharu 491,237

Map of Malaysia with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southeastern Asia Region