Atlas of Malaysia

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Malaysia

Bahasa Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia ialah sebuah negara persekutuan yang terletak di Asia Tenggara. Malaysia mempunyai dua kawasan utama yang terpisah oleh Laut China Selatan; iaitu Semenanjung Malaysia, bersempadankan Thailand di utara dan Singapura di selatan; dan Malaysia Timur, bahagian utara Pulau Borneo yang bersempadan dengan Indonesia di selatan dan Brunei di utara.

English Malaysia - Malaysia

Malaysia is a federation of thirteen states in Southeast Asia. The country consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula shares a land border on the north with ► Thailand and is connected by the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link to the south with ► Singapore. It consists of nine sultanates (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu), two states headed by governors (Malacca and Penang), and two federal territories (Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur). Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering ► Taiwan, ► the People's Republic of China, ► Vietnam, ► Indonesia, and the ► Spratly Islands, and surrounding the Sultanate of ► Brunei. It has maritime borders with ► Vietnam and with the ► Bangsamoro region in the ► Philippines and claims the ► Spratly Islands. It consists of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan. The name "Malaysia" was adopted in 1963 when the Federation of Malaya (Malay: Persekutuan Tanah Melayu), Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation. Singapore was expelled from the federation in 1965 and subsequently become an independent country.


Short name  Malaysia
Official  name Malaysia
Status The Malaya received her independence from the British in 1957.
On September 16, 1963, the eleven states of the Federation of Malaya, the former colonies of Sarawak and Sabah on the western coast of Borneo and the State of Singapore jointed Malaya to form Malaysia. In August 1965, however, Singapore seceded from this newly-formed federation to become an independent republic.
Malaysia, as it is known today, consists of the eleven peninsular states that constituted of Malaya (this is referred to as peninsular Malaysia), Sabah and Sarawak.
Location South East Asia
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Population 26,909,000 inhabitants
Area 329,847 km²
Major  languages Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Vietnamese
Major  religions Islam (official), Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity
More information Malaysia, Geography of Malaysia, History of Malaysia and Politics of Malaysia
More  images Malaysia - Malaysia (Category).

General maps

Further information: Category:Maps of Malaysia
My-map.png Map of Malaysia
LocationMalayPeninsula.png Location of the Malay Peninsula
LocationEastMalaysia.png Location of East Malaysia
Malayarch.jpg Malaysia in the Malay Archipelago

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Malaysia states named.png States of Malaysia

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Malaysia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Malaysia.

LocationChola empire sm.png Chola Empire (1050)
Karta cholariket.jpg Chola Empire
Southeast Asia trade route map XIIcentury.jpg Srivijaya in 1200
SultanateMalacca.GIF Sultanate of Malacca in the end of 15th century
LocationBritishMalaya.png British Malaya
British Malaya circa 1922.PNG British Malaya in 1922
Japanese Empire2.png Map of the Japanese Empire (1870-1942)

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

IndoChina1886.jpg Indochina in 1886

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