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Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo, in 2 distinct sections surrounded by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It's known for its beaches and biodiverse rainforest, much of it protected within reserves. The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is home to the opulent Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah mosque and its 29 golden domes. The capital's massive Istana Nurul Iman palace is the residence of Brunei’s ruling sultan.

Languages: Malay (official), Muslim, Chinese

Ethnic Groups: Malay 67%, Chinese 15%, other groups 12%

Belief Systems: Muslim (official) 67% Buddhism 13%, Christianity 11%, indigenous religions 2%, no religion 7%


Population: 426570 people (World Rank: 176th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 210 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 127th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.67 %/yr (World Rank: 75th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 78.5 years (World Rank: 56th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 29.5 years (World Rank: 78th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Brunei
University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Brunei

Brunei - Wikipedia Entry

Brunei - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry of Brunei

Culture and Tourism

Tourism Brunei
All about Brunei as a tourist destination

Travel Warnings for Brunei
From U.S. Passports and International Travel

Things To Do In Brunei

Malay Language Resources:

Learn Malay
Online Malay Resource

Government Related:

Bruneian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Bruneian Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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