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Is a sovereign state located in Southeast Asia. Has diverse geography spanning coastal areas, hills, and rain forests with the tallest mountain range. Many natural resources include oil and natural gas. The country also has significant electronics, chemicals, rubber, palm oil, paper products, clothing, and tourism. Here are some interesting facts:

  • Malaysia is divided into 13 states and three federal territories with 329 thousand square kilometers (127 thousand square miles).
  • The country’s capital city is Kuala Lumpur.
  • Malaysia relies heavily on exporting commodities like palm oil and electronics to fuel its economy.
  • It has one of the highest population densities in the world, with an abundance of both modern cities and rural villages.

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