Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy that is located in Southeast Asia. The South China Sea divides its regions into Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. The total number of states in this country is thirteen, but it also consists of three federal territories. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural nation. Although half of its population is Malay, minorities consist of Chinese, Indian, and indigenous people.
When it comes to the borders, Peninsular Malaysia has maritime borders with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. On the other hand, East Malaysia borders Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The name of the capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The official language in the country is Malay, while English comes in second.
As for its economic state, Malaysia has a pretty stable GDP. It records an average growth of 6.5% per year in the last 50 years. Additionally, it heavily relies on its natural resources, tourism, science, commerce, and medical tourism. It has a newly industrialized market economy and ranks 33rd in the world. Malaysia is also a founding member of several international organizations.