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Name: Negara Brunei Darussalam
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia
Area: 5,770 square kilometers (kms) (slightly larger than Delaware)
Coastline: 161 kms
Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy
Population: 280,000 (based on Brunei Darrusalam Key Indicators 1993)
Ethnic divisions: Malay 64%, Chinese 20%, other 16%
Religions: Muslim (official) 63%, Buddhism 14%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs and other 15% (1981)
Literacy: total population: 88%
Literacy: male: 92%
Literacy: female: 82%
Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese
Type of Government: constitutional sultanate
Independence: 1 January 1984 (from UK)
National holiday: National Day 23 February (1984)
Constitution: 29 September 1959 (some provisions suspended under a State of Emergency since December 1962, others since independence on 1 January 1984)
Legal system: based on Islamic law
National product: GDP -- purchasing power parity -- $3.975 billion (based on Brunei Darrusalam Key Indicators 1993)
National product real growth rate: -4% (1993 est.)
National product per capita: $14,240 (based on Brunei Darrusalam Key Indicators 1993)
Exports: $2.2 billion (f.o.b.1993 est.)
Export commodities: crude oil, liquefied natural gas, petroleum products
Trading partners: Japan 52%, South Korea 10%, UK 9%, Thailand 7%, Singapore 6% (1991)
Imports: $1.2 billion (c.i.f., 1993 est.)
Import commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals
Trading partners: Singapore 34%, UK 23%, US 10%, Japan 8%, Malaysia 7%, Switzerland 4% (1991)
External debt: $0
Industrial production: growth rate 12.9% (1987); accounts for 41.6% of GDP (1990), includes mining, quarrying, and manufacturing
Major Industries: petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction
Agriculture: imports about 80% of its food needs; principal crops and livestock include rice, cassava, bananas, buffaloes, and pigs
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber
Currency: 1 Bruneian dollar (B$) = 100 cents

 

 

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