Flag Colors & DescriptionThe flag of Malaysia contains 14 equal horizontal stripes of red (top) alternating with white (bottom). The upper hoist-side corner bears a blue rectangle containing 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.
Population: 24,385,858 (July 2006 estimate) (growth rate): 1.78% (2006 estimate)
Gdp: $308.8 billion (2006 estimate) (per capita): $131.8 billion (2006 estimate)
Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Government type: constitutional monarchy
Natural Resources: bauxite, copper, iron ore, natural gas, petroleum, timber, tin