East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 44th most populous country.
Malaysia and Vietnam are two Southeast Asian countries with maritime boundaries which meet in the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea. The two countries have overlapping claims over the continental shelf in the Gulf of Thailand.
What countries are included in Malaysia?
The country is separated into two regions—Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo—by the South China Sea. Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Malaysia has 13 states:
- Malacca (Melaka)
- Negeri Sembilan.
How many borders does Malaysia have?
Geography of Malaysia
|Coastline||4,675 km (2,905 mi)|
|Borders||Total land borders 2,669 km (1,658 mi) Thailand: 506 km (314 mi) Indonesia: 1,782 km (1,107 mi) Brunei: 281 km (175 mi)|
|Highest point||Mount Kinabalu (4,095.2 m)|
Is Singapore part of Malaysia?
Singapore became part of Malaysia on 16 September 1963 following a merger with Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak. The merger was thought to benefit the economy by creating a common, free market, and to improve Singapore’s internal security. However, it was an uneasy union.
What is the capital of Malaysia?
Is Vietnam part of Malaysia?
The northern portion is known as Mainland Southeast Asia, or Indochina, situated on the Indochinese peninsula; it comprises the countries of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia), Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The second region is known as the Malay Archipelago or Maritime Southeast Asia.
What are the bordering countries of Indonesia?
Indonesia shares borders with Malaysia on Borneo island, with Papua New Guinea on Papua island, and with East Timor on Timor island. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India.