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Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Large Cities: Pinang, Ipoh
Languages: Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil
Religion: Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism
Currency: Ringgit

Location: Malaysia, at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula in south-east Asia, is a federation of 13 states comprising Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melakaa, Negeri, Sembilan, Phang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selengor and Terengganu. Twin Towers in Malaysia is the tallest building in the world, which is located in Kuala Lumpur.

History: Malaysia was created in 1963. It included Malaya, which had become independent in 1957, plus the formerly-British Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak. Singapore was separated in 1965.

Agriculture: Natural resources are abundant. Malaysia is one of the world's largest producers of rubber, tin and palm oil. Malaysia is also the world's leading exporter of pepper and timber. Other crops are rice, coconut, vegetables, pine apples, coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.

Minerals: Iron ore, gold, limonite and bauxite are the major mineral resources. The petroleum industry in Malaysia is becoming significantly important to the economy of the nation. Leading industries are food products, tobacco, wood products, electrical goods, textiles, chemical products, construction goods, non-metallic products, transport equipment and the processing of agricultural products from estates (eg. Rubber, palm oil). Industrialization has been speeded up with foreign investment P.M. Dr. Mahathir is the chief architect of the country's privatization programme. Service contributes 48% of GDP.

'Peninsular Malaysia' comprises the 11 States of Johor, Phang, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan, Trengganu, Penang and Melaka.

Mission in India:
High Commission for Malaysia
50-M, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 26111291-93, 97
Fax: 91 - 11 - 26881538
Email: mwndelhi@del2.vsnl.net.in

Indian Mission in Malaysia:
High Commission of India
No.2, Jalan Taman Duta,
Off Jlan Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (Or)
P.O. Box No. 10059 G.P.O
50704, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 00 - 603 - 2533504, 09, 10, 2433511
Fax: 00 - 603 - 2533507, 2525826
Email: hoc@po.jaring.my / dhc002@po.jaring.my / highcomm@po.jaring.my (H.C.)

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