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Flag of Small Malaysian FlagMalaysia

Formal Name: Federation of Malaysia
Local Name: Malaysia
Local Formal Name: Persekutuan Malaysia
Region: Asia
Associations: Commonwealth of Nations, United Nations
Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
Main Cities: Ipoh, Penang
ISO 3166 Code: MY
Population: 28,067,000
Area: 329,847km²
Currency: 1 Malaysian ringgit = 100 sens
Languages: Bahasa Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Buddhism, Hinduism
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Date Flag first adopted: September 16th, 1963
Description: 14 equal horizontal stripes of red (top) alternating with white (bottom); there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a yellow crescent and a yellow 14-pointed star; the crescent and the star are traditional symbols of Islam; the design was based on the flag of the US.