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Country Profile

Population (2011): 28.9 million
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 329,847 sq km
Main Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (including dialects), Tamil
Religions: Islam 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)
Currency: Ringgit
GDP (2011): US$272.7 billion
GDP per capita (2011): US$9,656
GDP growth (2011): 5.1%
GDP contribution by sector: Agriculture 12%, Industry 40%, Services 48% (2011 est.)
Urban population (2011): 73%
Life Expectancy (2011): 74 years
International dialing code: (+60)