Peninsular Malaysia

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Coordinates: 4°0′N 102°30′E / 4°N 102.5°E / 4; 102.5

Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia), also known as West Malaysia (formerly Malaya), is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula. Its area is 131,598 square kilometers (50,810 square miles). It shares a land border with Thailand in the north. To the south is the island of Singapore. Across the Strait of Malacca to the west lies the island of Sumatra. East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo) is to the east across the South China Sea. With an estimated population of 21 million, it accounts for the majority (roughly 80%) of Malaysia's population and economy.

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States and territories

It consists of the following 11 states and two federal territories (starting from the North going to the South):

Origin of name

The name "Malaya" is derived from the name of a river of a similar name found in Sumatra.

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