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Malaysia: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam
Geographic Coordinates2 30 N, 112 30 E 2.5,112.5
Area total: 329,847 sq km
land: 328,657 sq km
water: 1,190 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 2,669 km
border countries: Brunei 381 km, Indonesia 1,782 km, Thailand 506 km
Coastline4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Gunung Kinabalu 4,100 m
Highest Mountains Mount Kinabalu 4102 m; Gunung Trus Madi 2642 m; Tambuyukon 2579 m; Mount Murud Sarawak 2423 m; Gunung Mulu 2376 m
[Verified]
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Important Mountains
Terraincoastal plains rising to hills and mountains
Natural Hazardsflooding; landslides; forest fires
Natural Resourcetin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
Land Usearable land: 5.44%
permanent crops: 17.49%
other: 77.07% (2011)
Climatetropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Irrigated Land3,800 sq km (2009)
Renewable Water Resources580 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution from industrial and vehicular emissions; water pollution from raw sewage; deforestation; smoke/haze from Indonesian forest fires
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Kuala Lumpur; Klang; Subang Jaya; Johor Bahru; Ipoh
According to Geonames: Kota Bharu; Kuala Lumpur; Klang; Kampung Baru Subang; Johor Bahru

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location along Strait of Malacca and southern South China Sea