Where is Brunei?

Located in Southeastern Asia, Brunei has a 266.00 km border with Malaysia.In 2010, Malaysia ceded two hydrocarbon consession blocks to Brunei in exchange for Brunei's sultan dropping claims to the Limbang corridor.

Brunei is an Asian country covering 5,765.00 km2 of which 8.67% is water and 5,265.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 32nd smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Delaware. Its geographic coordinates are 4 30 N, 114 40 E and Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city.

Rumored to come from the words "Baru nah", which means "that's it".

Its ISO code is BN.

Geography

Brunei has a mean elevation of 478 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is South China Sea. Its highest elevation is Bukit Pagon which is 1,850m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is hot, humid and rainy. Its terrain is preominantly made up of plains which rise to mountains in the east.

Population

Brunei has a population of 436,620 making it the 173rd largest in the world.

Malay is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are Malay and Chinese. The population is mostly Muslim with a large Christian minority.

The dialing code for the country is 673.

Government

Brunei is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1984. Its constitution was last ratified in 1959.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Brunei's GDP is $33,730,000,000.00 (USD) with $79,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 125th largest economy and its citizens the 9th richest in the world. The currency of Brunei is the Dollar (BND).

Its major export partners are Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. Its main exports are mineral fuels and organic chemicals. Its major import partners are Singapore, China, and Malaysia. Its major imports include machinery, mechanical appliance parts, and mineral fuels.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017