Brunei

Official nameNation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace
Name in local languageNegara Brunei Darussalam (ms)
ContinentAsia
SubcontinentSoutheast Asia
Population (ranking: 181e)425,383 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth0.97 % / year
Area5,765 km²
Density73.79 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 137e)12.128 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)28,291 $USD (2017)
GDP growth1.30 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)77.30 years (2017)
Birth rate15.30 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate1.80 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)4.00 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)9.30 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate95.98 % (2015)
Official languagesMalay, English
CurrencyBrunei dollar ($ BND)
HDI (ranking: 56e)0.853 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)63.57 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary Islamic absolute monarchy
Head of StateSultan and Yang di-Pertuan Hassanal Bolkiah
National Day23 February (independance of 1984)
ISO CodesBN, BRN
DemonymBruneian
Tourists (ranking)259,000 people (2017)
Brunei – petite
A rich country steered with an iron hand

Brunei is a small landlocked state in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, located in the north of Borneo Island, in Southeast Asia. It shares the island with Malaysia and Indonesia. It is bordered by the South China Sea. He obtained his independence from the United Kingdom in 1984.

Bandar Seri Begawan, capitale du Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan, capitale of Brunei. Photo: Kulimpapat
Tourisme au Brunei
Tourism in Brunei
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Bandar Seri Begawan324,246 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
DistrictsPopulationArea
Belait65,881 inhabitants2,724 km²
Brunei-Muara324,246 inhabitants571 km²
Temburong8,925 inhabitants1,304 km²
Tutong44,685 inhabitants1,166 km²
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See also