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Resources about Brunei including maps, facts about the land,
people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Brunei
GDP (2008, Government of Brunei): U.S. $14.780 billion (BND
20.397 billion; 2008 Brunei Darussalam Statistical Yearbook--
Growth rate (2008, Government of Brunei): -1.9%.
Natural resources: Oil and natural gas.
Trade: Exports--oil, liquefied natural gas, petroleum
products, garments. Major markets--Japan, Indonesia, Korea,
Australia, India. Imports--machinery and transport equipment,
manufactured goods. Major suppliers--ASEAN, United States,
Geography of Brunei
Area: 5,765 sq. km. (2,226 sq. mi.), slightly larger than
Cities: Capital--Bandar Seri Begawan.
Terrain: East--flat coastal plain rises to mountains; west--
hilly lowland with a few mountain ridges.
Climate: Equatorial; high temperatures, humidity, and
Government of Brunei
Type: Sultanate (Malay Islamic Monarchy).
Independence: January 1, 1984.
Branches: Executive--Sultan is both head of state and Prime
Minister, presiding over a 14-member cabinet. Legislative--a
Legislative Council has been reactivated after a 20-year
suspension to play an advisory role for the Sultan. Judicial
(based on Indian penal code and English common law)--
magistrate's courts, High Court, Court of Appeals, Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council (sits in London).
Subdivisions: Four districts--Brunei-Muara, Belait, Tutong,
Map of Brunei
This Map of Brunei shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Bandar Seri Begawan the
capital of Brunei. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Brunei
The Official Name of Brunei is Brunei Darussalam. (Facts from
the U.S. State Department)
People of Brunei
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Bruneian(s).
Population (2009 est.): 406,200.
Annual population growth rate (2009 est., Government of
Ethnic groups: Malay, Chinese, other indigenous groups.
Languages: Malay, English, Chinese; Iban and other indigenous
Education: Years compulsory--9. Literacy (2006)--94.7%.
Health: Life expectancy--men 76.6 years, women 79.8 years.
Infant mortality rate (2008, Government of Brunei)--7.0/1,000.
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