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Cities in MALAYSIA

Kuala lumpur


The population of Malaysia is 31,381,992 (2017). The population density is about 95 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 1.37 %. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 19.1 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 5.1 (2017)
Life expectancy is 75.2 years. (men 72.4 and women 78.2 years (2017)

Population composition:The largest population group is the Malaysians(50%). There are also groups of Chinese (21%), Indignious people (11%) and Indians (6%) and various smaller groups.


The official language is Malay ( Bahasa Malaysia). Furthermore, many Chinese dialects, Tamil and English are spoken.


There are several religions practiced in Malaysia, the distribution is roughly as follows: Muslim (55%), Buddhist (19%), Christian (7%), Hindu (7%), Chinese (11.6%) and Other (0.5%).


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Last updated May 2024
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