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Brunei Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Brunei Geography 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Location:
Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia

Geographic coordinates:
4 30 N, 114 40 E

Map references:
Southeast Asia

Area:
total: 5,765 sq km
country comparison to the world: 172
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 5,265 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 500 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Delaware

Land boundaries:
total: 381 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Malaysia 381 km

Coastline:
161 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm or to median line

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
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, timber

Land use:
arable land: 2.08%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.87%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 97.05% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
8.5 cu km (1999)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 0.09
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 243 cu m/yr (1994)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare

Environment - current issues:
seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, 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 within Malaysia


NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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