Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Population: 31,189,987 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Official Language: Bahasa Malaysia

Unofficial Languages: English, Tamil, Telugu, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow, Malayalam, Thai, Panjabi, and others

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Malay, Chinese, Indian, and others

Largest Cities: Kuala Lumpur, Klang, Kampung Baru Subang, Johor Bahru

Main Sport: Football, Badminton, Handball, Volleyball

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s day (January 1)

Federal Territory Day (Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan only) (February 1)

Chinese New Year (February 8)

Labour Day (May 1)

Wesak Day (May 21)

Agong’s Birthday (June 4)

Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri (End of Ramadan) (July 7-8)

Independence Day (Merdeka Day) (August 31)

Hari Raya Haji (Feast of the Sacrifice) (September 12-13)

Malaysia Day (September 16-17)

Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) (October 2)

Deepavali (Except Labuan and Sarawak) (October 30)

Mawlid al-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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