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Brunei Darussalam – Important Facts

Brunei officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in South east Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, the remainder of the island’s territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei’s population was 408,786 in July 2012.

The government of Brunei has also promoted food self-sufficiency, especially in rice. Brunei renamed its Brunei Darussalam Rice 1 as Laila Rice during the launch of the “Padi Planting Towards Achieving Self-Sufficiency of Rice Production in Brunei Darussalam” ceremony at the Wasan padi fields in April 2009.[101] In August 2009, the Royal Family reaped the first few Laila padi stalks, after years of attempts to boost local rice production, a goal first articulated about half a century ago.

Brunei is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Facts:  Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan Population: 413,000 Area: 5,765 sq km (2,226 sq miles), Major languages: Malay, English, Chinese Ethnicity: 65% ethnic Malay, 10% Chinese Religious make-up: 78% Muslim , 8% Christian and 7% Buddhist Life expectancy: 76 years (men)and 81 years (women)

Important Details

  • Country ISO3:BRN
  • Country Code:96
  • Income Group:East Asia & Pacific
  • Lending Category:High income
  • Region:Not Available
  • Currency Unit:Brunei dollar
  • WTO Member:YES
  • Trade organisations:APEC, ASEAN, WTO. BIMP-EAGA
  • world rank:51
  • Regional Ranking:10th in the Asia–Pacific Region