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Brunei    Geography Top of Page
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia
Geographic coordinates: 4 30 N, 114 40 E
Map references: Southeast Asia
Area: total:  5,770 sq km

land:  5,270 sq km

water:  500 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware
Land boundaries: total:  381 km

border countries:  Malaysia 381 km
Coastline: 161 km
Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone:  200 NM or to median line

territorial sea:  12 NM
Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy
Terrain: flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  South China Sea 0 m

highest point:  Bukit Pagon 1,850 m
Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber
Land use: arable land:  1%

permanent crops:  1%

permanent pastures:  1%

forests and woodland:  85%

other:  12% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: 10 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are very rare
Environment - current issues: seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution

signed, but not ratified:  none of the selected agreements
Geography - note: close to vital sea lanes through South China Sea linking Indian and Pacific Oceans; two parts physically separated by Malaysia; almost an enclave of Malaysia

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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