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About Brunei in detail
Where is Brunei?
Brunei, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 4 53 N 114 56 E otherwise in the southeast Asia, in the southeastern Asia, along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia.
What is the capital city of Brunei?
The capital city of Brunei is: Bandar Seri Begawan.
What is the time in Bandar Seri Begawan?
It is 13 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Bandar Seri Begawan is: UTC+8.
What is the Internet code for Brunei?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Brunei is: .bn
What is the size of Brunei?
The territory of Brunei is total: 5,765 sq km; land: 5,265 sq km, water: 500 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Brunei is slightly smaller than Delaware.
If we would like to walk around and discover Brunei, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 266 km.
What is the water coverage of Brunei?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Brunei is covered by water (see below), and this includes 161 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Brunei?
The climate of Brunei is tropical: hot, humid, rainy.
Geographical data of Brunei
The elevation of Brunei; mean elevation: 478 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: South China Sea 0 m, highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m.
The typical geographical details of Brunei include flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Brunei is close to vital sea lanes through South China Sea linking Indian and Pacific Oceans; two parts physically separated by Malaysia; almost an enclave within Malaysia.
Resources and land use of Brunei
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, natural gas, timber. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 2.5%; arable land 0.8%; permanent crops 1.1%; permanent pasture 0.6%; forest: 71.8%; other: 25.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Brunei
The number of inhabitants of Brunei is 436,620 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 77.2% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Brunei is concentrated in BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (capital) 241,000 (2011).
Ethnicity in Brunei
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Malay 65.7%, Chinese 10.3%, other indigenous 3.4%, other 20.6% (2011 estimate).
Spoken languages in Brunei
The spoken languages in Brunei are the following: Malay (official language), English, Chinese dialects.
What are the most important religions in Brunei?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim (official) 78.8%, Christian 8.7%, Buddhist 7.8%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 4.7% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Brunei
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 23.46% (male 52,785 / female 49,638) 15-24 years: 17.11% (male 37,103 / female 37,603) 25-54 years: 46.8% (male 98,152 / female 106,206) 55-64 years: 8.09% (male 18,043 / female 17,278) 65 years and over: 4.54% (male 9,635 / female 10,177) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Brunei is 1.6% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Brunei the birth rate is 17.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Brunei, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Brunei, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Brunei are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 2.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Brunei
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Brunei is an energy-rich sultanate on the northern coast of Borneo in the southeast Asia. Brunei boasts a well-educated, largely English-speaking population; excellent infrastructure; and a stable government intent on attracting foreign investment. Crude oilPer capita GDP is among the highest in the world, and substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic hydrocarbon production. Bruneian citizens do not pay personal income taxes, and the government provides free medical serviceThe Bruneian Government wants to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbon exports to other industries such as information and communications technology and halal manufacturing. Brunei’s trade in 2016 is set to increase following its regional economic i.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Brunei is $10.46 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Brunei is 0.4% (2016 estimate) -0.6% (2015 estimate) -2.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Brunei this is $79,700 (2016 estimate) $80,600 (2015 estimate) $82,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Brunei produces?
The main agricultural products of Brunei are rice, vegetables, fruits; chickens, water buffalo, cattle, goats, eggs.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction, agriculture, transportation. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction, agriculture, transportation.
Drinking water source in Brunei
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water N/A.
The average number of childbirth in Brunei
In Brunei, the average number of delivery is 1.79 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Brunei
The average age of the population is total: 29.9 years; male: 29.5 years, female: 30.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Brunei it is 18 years of age for village elections; universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Brunei is 2.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Brunei. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 12 years.
Is Brunei a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Brunei
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Brunei density of the hospital beds is 2.8 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Brunei the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Brunei the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Brunei is 18.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Brunei? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Brunei are typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare.
More interesting facts about Brunei
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world.
In every nation's memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Brunei: 1 January 1984 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Brunei
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, yellow with two diagonal bands of white (top, almost double width) and black starting from the upper hoist side; the national emblem in red is superimposed at the center; yellow is the color of royalty and symbolizes the sultanate; the white and black bands denote Brunei's chief ministers; the emblem includes five main components: a swallow-tailed flag, the royal umbrella representing the monarchy, the wings of four feathers symbolizing justice, tranquility, prosperity, and peace, the two upraised hands signifying the government's pledge to preserve and promote the welfare of the people, and the crescent moon denoting Islam, the state religion; the state motto "Always render service with God's guidance" appears in yellow Arabic script on the crescent; a ribbon below the crescent reads "Brunei, the Abode of Peace".
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Brunei: royal parasol; national colors: yellow, white, black.
Constitution of Brunei
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Brunei?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Brunei is mixed legal system based on English common law and Islamic law; note - in May 2014, the first phase of a sharia-based penal codes was instituted, which applies to Muslims and non-Muslims and exists in parallel to the existing common law-based code.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Brunei, we can highlight the following structures Legislative Council or Majlis Mesyuarat Negara Brunei (36 seats; members appointed by the sultan including 3 ex-officio members - the speaker and first and second secretaries; meets annually for approximately two weeks)elections: last held in March 1962 (date of next election NA).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Brunei
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Brunei the labor force is 203,600 (2014 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Brunei is total: 9.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 11.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Brunei is 6.9% (2014 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Brunei, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Brunei, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Brunei, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Brunei
The available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Brunei is; revenues: $2.958 billion, expenditures: $4.618 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 28.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Brunei is 1 April - 31 March.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state's local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Brunei
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.2% (2016 estimate), -0.4% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Brunei
Brunei, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Brunei is: $5.315 billion (2016 estimate), $7.235 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: mineral fuels, organic chemicals.
The most important imported products are machinery and mechanical appliance parts, mineral fuels, motor vehicles, electric machinery, and the countries from where the import is coming: Singapore 27.9%, China 25.3%, Malaysia 12.4%, UK 10.6%, South Korea 4.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Brunei
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Brunei, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Brunei, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Brunei; service throughout the country is good; international service is good to Southeast Asia, Middle East, Western Europe, and the USdomestic: every service availableinternational: country code - 673; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Asia-America Gateway submarine cable network provides new links to Asia and the US; satellite ea (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Brunei
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Brunei: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: 3 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Brunei: total: 3,029 km, paved: 2,425 km, unpaved: 604 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Brunei: 209 km (navigable by craft drawing less than 1.2 m; the Belait, Brunei, and Tutong rivers are major transport links) (2012).
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Facts & data about Brunei
Name of the country: conventional long form: Brunei Darussalam, conventional short form: Brunei, local long form: Negara Brunei Darussalam, local short form: Brunei, etymology: derivation of the name is unclear; according to legend, MUHAMMAD SHAH, who would become the first sultan of Brunei, upon discovering what would become Brunei exclaimed "Baru nah," which roughly translates as "there" or "that's it".
|Abbrevation: Brunei||Geographic coordinates:|
4 30 N, 114 40 E
|Country location: Southeast Asia|
|Capital of Brunei: Bandar Seri Begawan||GPS of the Capital:|
4 53 N 114 56 E
|Position: Southeastern Asia, along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia|
|Land area: total: 5,765 sq km; land: 5,265 sq km, water: 500 sq km||Terrain: flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware|
|Population: 436,620 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.95 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $5.315 billion (2016 estimate), $7.235 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $3.648 billion (2016 estimate), $3.359 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Singapore 27.9%, China 25.3%, Malaysia 12.4%, UK 10.6%, South Korea 4.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 77.2% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (capital) 241,000 (2011)||Median age: total: 29.9 years; male: 29.5 years, female: 30.3 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 306,000. Percent of the population: 71.2% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 38,384. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 463,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 108 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Bruneian(s) adjective: Bruneian||National holidays: National Day, 23 February (1984)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.2 years. Male: 74.8 years, female: 79.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.79 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 17.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96%; male: 97.5%, female: 94.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system based on English common law and Islamic law; note - in May 2014, the first phase of a sharia-based penal codes was instituted, which applies to Muslims and non-Muslims and exists in parallel to the existing common law-based code||Suffrage: 18 years of age for village elections; universal|
|Industries: petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction, agriculture, transportation||Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.4% (2016 estimate) -0.6% (2015 estimate) -2.3% (2014 estimate)|
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