Malaysia Summary Factsheet

August 30, 2011, 2:07 pm
Source: United.nations

This Malaysia summary factsheet incorporates an overview to prominent land, population and water resource issues of the country of Malaysia, a country in the region of Southeast Asia. Malaysia consists of two regions: Peninsular Malaysia in the west lying between Thailand and Singapore, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak located in the east on the island of Borneo. The two regions are separated by the South China Sea. The total land area of the country is 328 550 km². Malaysia is a federal country, divided into 13 states plus the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan Island..

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Factsheet 

LAND AND POPULATION  YEAR          VALUE      
     Area    
          Country Total Area (ha)           2007  32,974,000
          Cultivated Area (ha) 2007  7,585,000

   Population

   
           Total Population (# ind) 2006   26,114,000 
           Population Density (#/km2) 2007 79.2 
           Rural Population (# ind) 2006  8,197,000
           Total Economically Active in Agriculture  (# ind)   2006  1,728,000

RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES

   

          Long Term Average Annual Preciptiation

   
                 In depth (mm/yr)    2,875
                 In volume (km3/yr)    948

          Renewable Water Resources

   
                 Total Average Annual Internal (IRWR) (km3/yr)    580
                 Total Average Annual External (ERWR) (km3/yr)    0
                 Total Average Annual Actual (ARWR) (km3/yr)   580 
                 Dependency Ratio (%)   0
                 Total Actual Per Capita (m3/yr/individual) 2007  22,211

WATER WITHDRAWAL

   

            By Sector

   
                  Agricultural Water Withdrawal (km3/yr) 2000 5.60
                  Municipal Water Withdrawal (km3/yr) 2000 1.52
                  Industrial Water Withdrawal (km3/yr) 2000 1.90 
                  Total Water Withdrawal (km3/yr) 2000  9.02 
                  Total Water Withdrawal Per Capita (m3/yr/ind)    

            By Source

   
                  Total Freshwater Withdrawal (km3) 2000  9.02
                  Desalinated Water Produced (km3) 2000  0.00433
                  Reused Treated Wastewater (km3) 2000  0
                  Total Freshwater Withdrawal as Percentage of ARWR (%)   2002  1.56
                  Agricultural Freshwater Withdrawal as Percentage of ARWR  (%)     

IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE

   

            Area Equipped for Irrigation  

   
                  Full Control Irrigation (ha) 1994 363,000
                       Surface Irrigation (ha) 1994 341,000 
                       Sprinkler Irrigation (ha) 1994  0
                       Localize Irrigation (ha) 1994  117
                  Equipped Lowland Areas (ha) 1994  22,000
                  Spate Irrigation (ha) 1994   0
                  Total Area Equipped for Irrigation (ha) 1994  363,000
                       As Percentage of Cultivated Area (%) 1997  4.76
     
     
     
     

See Also

  • Malaysia
  • Geography of Malaysia
  • Governance of Malaysia
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Citation

(2011). Malaysia Summary Factsheet. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154392

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