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    Brunei Geography 2001

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

      Geographic coordinates: 4 30 N, 114 40 E

      Map references: Southeast Asia

      total: 5,770 sq km
      land: 5,270 sq km
      water: 500 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries:
      total: 381 km
      border countries: Malaysia 381 km

      Coastline: 161 km

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

      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
      highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber

      Land use:
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 85%
      other: 12% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 10 sq km (1993 est.)

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

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

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Endangered Species, 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 of Malaysia

      NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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