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Brunei Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Brunei Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Southeastern Asia, along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, 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
[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 ]
country comparison to the world: 173

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Delaware

Land boundaries:
total: 266 km
border countries (1): Malaysia 266 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

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:
mean elevation: 478 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: South China Sea 0 m highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, natural gas, timber

Land use:
agricultural land: 2.5% arable land 0.8%; permanent crops 1.1%; permanent pasture 0.6%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 71.8%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 25.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land 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 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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