Brunei is a small country that covers an area of 5,765 sq. km (2,226 sq mi) on the island of Borneo. It has a 161 km (100 mi) coastline along the South China Sea. It can be seen on the map above that Brunei is divided into two non-contiguous territories that are separated by the Malaysian State of Sarawak.
As observed on the physical map of Brunei above, the country is mostly low-lying. The flat coastal plain of the country gradually slopes upwards to mountains in the east and undulating lowlands in the west.
The highest point of the country is Bukit Pagon at 6,069 ft. (1,850 m) along the border with Malaysia in the eastern mountainous region. It has been marked on the map by a yellow upright triangle.
Numerous rivers drain the land, including the Belait, Pandaruan, and Tutong. Subsequently, the coastal areas along the South China Sea are a wide swampy plain.
The lowest point in Brunei is the South China Sea at 0 m.
Brunei Darussalam (officially, Nation of Brunei) is divided into 4 districts. In alphabetical order, these districts are: Belait, Brunei dan Muara, Temburong and Tutong. These districts are further divided into 38 sub-districts and several smaller subdivisions of villages (kampong) and municipalities (bandaran).
Located in the north eastern part of the country, on the Northern banks of Brunei River, is Bander Seri Begawan – the capital and largest city of Brunei. About two-thirds of the country’s population is found in the capital city
The country of Brunei is located along the northern coast of the Borneo Island in Southeast Asia. It is situated both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Brunei is bordered by the South China Sea in the north and on all other sides by Malaysia. Brunei is divided into two non-contiguous parts by a portion of the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Brunei shares its maritime borders with China and Malaysia.
Brunei Darussalam Bordering Countries: Malaysia.
Regional Maps: Map of Asia
|Legal Name||Brunei Darussalam|
|Capital City||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|4 53 N, 114 56 E|
|Independence||1 January 1984 (from the UK)|
|Total Area||5,765 km2|
|Land Area||5,265 km2|
|Water Area||500 km2|
|Total Border||266 km|
|Bordering Countries||Malaysia 266 km|
|Climate||Tropical; hot, humid, rainy|
|Coordinates||4 30 N, 114 40 E|
|Mean Elevation||478 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|South China Sea|
|Highest Elevation||1,850 m|
|Ethnic Groups||Malay 65.7%, Chinese 10.3%, other 24% (2016 est.)|
|Languages||Malay (Bahasa Melayu) (official), English, Chinese dialects|
|Religions||Muslim (official) 78.8%, Christian 8.7%, Buddhist 7.8%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 4.7% (2011 est.)|
|Currency||Bruneian dollars (BND)|
|GDP Per Capita||$31,086.75|
|Exports||Mineral fuels, organic chemicals|
This page was last updated on September 16, 2020