SOUTHEASTERN ASIA

Malaysia Map

A map of Malaysia that contains cities, towns, highways, lakes, and rivers. Satellite imagery and an elevation map show the topography and islands of Malaysia.

REFERENCE

Malaysia Political Map

Malaysia is a country located in the heart of Southeastern Asia with its two regions separated by the South China Sea. It shares a border with 3 other countries including Indonesia, Thailand, and Brunei. The country consists of two major landmasses. First, the western portion is Peninsula Malaysia, which is part of the Malay Peninsula. Secondly, East Malaysia mostly contains the northern part of Borneo. The country is also made up of 878 islands such as Banggi Island, Betruit Island, and Langkawi. Malaysia is known for its sandy beaches, mountains, rainforests, friendly people, as well as Kuala Lumpur, the capital and largest city of Malaysia.

IMAGERY

Malaysia Satellite Map

Malaysia occupies an area of 330,803 square kilometers (127,724 sq mi). This makes it slightly smaller than Cambodia but larger than the Philippines. Malaysia lies near the equator and is hot and humid throughout the year. Although deforestation is an environmental concern, forests cover 58.2% of Malaysia. For example, swamps, mangroves, and tropical rainforests occupy Malaysia like the Borneo Lowland Rainforests. While its longest river is the Rajang River, its largest natural lake is Bera Lake and its largest man-made lake is Kenyir Lake.

PHYSICAL

Malaysia Elevation Map

Malaysia is rugged and mountainous throughout most of the country. For example, the west of Malaysia contains both the Titiwangsa Mountains and Tenasserim Hills within the interior. Whereas the Crocker Range lies separates the west and east coast of Sabah in East Malaysia. At 13,435 ft (4,095 m), Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest peak. Overall, it’s the 20th tallest mountain in the world and 3rd highest peak on an island. Whereas Malaysia’s lowest point is the Indian Ocean at 0 m sea level.