Brunei World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Brunei This is a very small country lying on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, most known as an oil-rich country which makes the capita incomes among one of the highest. You will be able to experience the Jerudong, playgrond of the sultan,if you are invited though, but you can enjoy one of the biggest amusement parks in the world, lake Tasik Merimbun surrounded by forest with monkeys ans brids, or the scientific research centre, where you will learn a lot going through the rainforest and jungle. So much to see in such a small country.

Area: 5.766 Km²
Population: 344.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 60 pop/Km²

System of government: Constitutional sultanate
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan (60.000 pop., 187.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Seria 25.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Malay 70%, Chinese 18%, stranger workers 12%
Border countries: Malaysia SOUTH

Principal mountains: Bukit Pagon 1850 m
Principal rivers: Belait
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Borneo 5.762 Km² (bruneian part, total 736.000 Km²)
Climate: Equatorial

Language: Malay (official), English, Chinese
Religion: Muslim 60%, Buddhist 14%, Christian 10%
Currency: Bruneian Dollar (BND)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/2, 31/5, 15/7, 25/12
Dialling code: 00673
GMT: +8

World Heritage List: -