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Learn more about Brunei.
Flag of Brunei Brunei
Population: 365,251 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
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An Introduction to Brunei
The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in the developing world.

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Map of Brunei ( Location ) : 4 30 N, 114 40 E, Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Brunei, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Bruneian Flag
Yellow with two diagonal bands of white (top, almost double width) and black starting from the upper hoist side; the national emblem in red is superimposed at the center; the emblem includes a swallow-tailed flag on top of a winged column within an upturned crescent above a scroll and flanked by two upraised hands.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Brunei.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.95%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 72.13 yrs - Male
    • 77.09 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 90,000 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 201,900 (1998)

Radios:
    • 329,000 (1998)

Internet Code:
    • .bn

Did you know ... People from Brunei are called Bruneians
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook