Brunei

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Asia  :  Brunei
 
Brunei Darussalam, officially the State of Brunei, Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and in fact it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak. This is odd in the fact that it is a separated country inside a separated country (the two parts of Malaysia).

Brunei, the remnant of a very powerful sultanate, regained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984.

This small, wealthy economy is a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP. Substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production. The government provides for all medical services and subsidizes rice and housing. Source


Brunei Facts


Population: 381 thousand

Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan

Currency: Brunei dollar

Area: 5,756 km2

Language: Malay

Main Religion: Muslim

Calling Code
: +673

Time Zone: GMT + 8

Main Cities
: Bandar Seri Begawan, Kuala Belait, Seria, Tutong, Bangar