The main field of Malaysian flag consists of fourteen equal-sized red and white stripes, with a red stripe at the top and white – at the bottom of the canvas. The stripes alternate, symbolizing all the States that make up Malaysia and its Central government.
Close to the Flagstaff, the upper part of the canvas, corresponding to its width of eight stripes, includes a dark blue roof with a yellow star placed on its field. From the star diverges to the side of fourteen rays, symbolizing the States and the Federal government, and to the left it covers the yellow Crescent, embodying Islam – the most common religion in Malaysia. The colors chosen for the flag are not accidental. Thus, yellow symbolizes power in heraldry, and red, white and blue colors are a tribute to the friendly relations between Malaysia and its former metropolis – Great Britain. In addition, these colors symbolize the unity of the country with all other members of The British Commonwealth.
This flag was adopted soon after the country got independence from Great Britain, before that there was no need for the national flag as symbols of the country`s colonial rulers were used.
Capital city:Kuala Lumpur
Total area:329,847 km2
Formation:31. 8. 1957
Currency:malaysian ringgit (MYR)