|Time zone:||GMT +8 (Brunei Darussalam time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Malay||Other languages: English, Mandarin Chinese|
Bruneian dollars (BND)|
€1 = B$1.54, $1 = B$1.38, £1 = B$1.84
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.bn||International Dialling Code: 673|
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Further information on Brunei
Discover more about Brunei - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 5,770 sq km (500 sq km under water)
Coastline: 161 km (South China Sea)
Neighbours (border lengths): Malaysia (381km)
Climate: Tropical climate with hot, humid conditions and heavy monsoon rains between November and March.
Highest mountain: Bukit Pagon (1,850m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Brunei from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||No Data||-|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||39/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||119/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||No Data||-|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Brunei Darussalam Status: Independent Country
Population: 422,675 (rank: 168/196) Density: 73.2 people/sq km (rank: 108/196)
Ethnic groups: Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, indigenous 3.4%, other 19.1% (2004 est.)
Religions: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%
GDP (PPP): $22.25 billion GDP per capita: $54,800 (rank: 8/195)