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South China Sea and Malaysia. Brunei consists of two non-contiguous parts divided by a portion of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The country shares maritime borders with China and Malaysia. Brunei has claimed a continental shelf/exclusive economic zone stretching 200 nautical miles from its coast, which extends Brunei territorial waters deep into the middle of the South China Sea.
Flag of Brunei
Brunei occupies an area of of 5,765 km², the country is slightly larger than twice the size of Luxembourg, or slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Delaware.
The country has a population of of 417,200 people (in 2015). National capital is Bandar Seri Begawan. Spoken languages are Bahasa Melayu (Malay, official), English, Chinese and native languages of Borneo.
In 2014 Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt strict Islamic sharia law.
Get an overview of Brunei's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and its government.
Negara Brunei Darussalam
The Sultanate of Brunei's heyday occurred between the 15th and 17th centuries, when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines.
Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy.
In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in the less developed countries. The same family has now ruled in Brunei for over six centuries.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)
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Negara Brunei Darussalam
short form: Brunei
ISO Country Code: bn
Local Time = UTC +8h
Actual Time: Thu-Dec-8 06:10
Country Calling Code: +673
Capital City: Bandar Seri Begawan
Other Cities: Kuala Belait, Seria, Temburong, Panaga, Tutong.
Type: Malay Islamic Monarchy.
Independence: 1 January 1984.
Location: Southeastern Asia, on the island Borneo bordering the South China Sea and Brunei Bay.
Area: 5,765 km² (2,226 sq. mi.).
Terrain: East--flat coastal plain rises to mountains; west--hilly lowland with a few mountain ridges.
Climate: Equatorial tropical; high temperatures, humidity, and rainfall.
Population: 417,200 (2015)
Ethnic groups: Malay, Chinese, other indigenous groups.
Languages: Malay, English, Chinese; Iban and other indigenous dialects.
Natural resources: Oil and natural gas.
Agriculture products: Rice, vegetables, fruits; livestock, forestry, fish.
Industries: Petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction.
Exports - commodities: mineral fuels, organic chemicals
Exports partners: Japan 35.9%, South Korea 14.8%, Thailand 10.8%, India 9.8%, NZ 5.6%, Australia 5% (2015)
Imports - commodities: machinery and mechanical appliance parts, mineral fuels, motor vehicles, electric machinery
Imports partners: Singapore 27.9%, China 25.3%, Malaysia 12.4%, UK 10.6%, South Korea 4.9% (2015)
Currency: Bruneian Dollar (BND)
Brunei in Figures
More Brunei key statistical data.
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Official Sites of Brunei
The Government Of Brunei Darussalam
The official government of Brunei website.
Prime Minister's Office
The Official website with comprehensive information about Brunei Darussalam.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Official website of the ministry with information about the country.
Embassy of Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Diplomatic Missions Abroad
Address list of Brunei Darussalam's Missions Abroad.
Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Brunei
Address list of Diplomatic Missions accredited to Brunei.
Brunei Darussalam Meterological Department
Department of Economic Planning and Development
National Statistical Office of Brunei Darussalam.
Brunei in Figures
Brunei key statistical data.
Map of Brunei
Political Map of Brunei.
Google Earth Brunei
Searchable map and satellite view of Brunei.
Google Earth Bandar Seri Begawan
Searchable map and satellite view of Brunei's capital city.
Map of Southeast Asia
Map of the Southeast Asia region.
Map of Asia
Political Map of Asia.
Local and Borneo News.
Brunei News and Business site.
The Brunei Times
Daily news site.
Brunei News in Malay
Weekly official newspaper of the Government of Brunei Darussalam.
Radio Televisyen Brunei
Provides Brunei news, video streaming and net radio.
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Arts & CultureBrunei Culture and Information
Arts and Culture of Brunei - ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.
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Business & EconomyBaiduri Bank Group
Banking, stock trading, and financing services.
Information network for Brunei Darussalam's small and medium enterprises.
Brunei Shell Marketing Company Sendirian Berhad
Shell in Brunei.
Royal Brunei Airlines
The national airline.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Brunei - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover Brunei: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, tours and much more.
Official website of Brunei Tourism.
Brunei Darussalam Homepage
Hotel & Country Club.
Hotels in Brunei
Find a Hotel in Brunei.
Travel in Brunei.
EducationMinistry of Education
Official website of the Ministry with information about Brunei's schoolsystem.
Institute Technology of Brunei
The academic programmes of the Institute are divided into two schools namely the School of Engineering and the School of Business management and Information Technology.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
The Brunei University, founded in 1985.
Environment & NatureForestry Department
Official website with information about Brunei's forestry, - more than 80% Brunei Darussalam's land area is covered by forest.
Heart of Borneo Forests
WWF aims to assist Borneo's 3 nations (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) to conserve the area known as the Heart of Borneo.
HistoryBrief History of Brunei Darussalam
A brief history about Brunei..
Brunei Key Dates
Some Brunei Key Dates.
Overview of Brunei's History.
Brunei History Centre
Institution for research and documentation of Brunei's History.
Additional Information about Brunei
BBC News Country Profile: Brunei
Open Directory: Brunei Darussalam
The World Factbook -- Brunei
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