+673 is the dialing code for Brunei.
The Brunei Sultanate is located in Southeast Asia on the north coast of the island of Borneo. Two out of three residents are Muslim Malays. Chinese and other minorities do not automatically gain citizenship, even though they are born in Brunei. In practice, royal monarchy prevails. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has been in power since 1967 and comes from a family that has ruled the country for over 400 years. Large resources of oil and natural gas have made Brunei a rich country.
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Geography and climate
On the south-east Asian island of Borneo’s north coast lies the Sultanate of Brunei. It has a coast towards the South China Sea to the north and is otherwise enclosed by the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which cuts into Brunei and divides it into two halves.
Brunei is on the surface slightly larger than Halland. It consists mostly of lowland, covered by tropical rainforest. On the coast there is mangrove swamp.
The climate in Brunei is tropical, that is, hot and humid. Rain falls throughout the year but especially from October to March. In November and December, the monsoon rains fall.
|Cultivated land||2.5 %|
|Land area||5765 km 2|
Population and health
|Population development||1.62 ‰|
|Urban population (Urbanization)||77.2 %|
|Death rate||3.52 per 1000 residents|
|Life expectancy: Women||79.41 years|
|Life expectancy: Men||74.64 years|
|Birth rate||17.32 births per 1000 residents|
|Infant mortality||10.16 deaths / 1000 births|
Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com
|Electricity, production||4055 million kWh|
|Energy consumption per inhabitant||9525.7 kg. oil per resident|
|Natural gas, production||12470 million cubic meters|
|Crude oil, production||6 million tons|
|Internet users||65.6 per 100 residents|
|Mobile subscriptions||110 per 100 residents|
|Passenger cars||510 per 1000 residents|
Business and economics
|Unemployment||6.9% of the workforce|
|GDP||79700 per resident|
|Primary occupations||4.2 %|
|Secondary profession||62.8 %|
|Tertiary professions||33 %|