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1 COUNTRY DATA: BRUNEI : Information from the CIA World Factbook INTRODUCTION The Sultanate of Brunei s influence peaked between the 15 th and 17 th 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 by 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 capital GDP s in Asia. GEOGRAPHY Location Area Climate Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia total: 5,765 sq km Land: 5,265 sq km water: 500 sq km tropical; hot, humid, rainy Natural Resources petroleum, natural gas, timber Total Renewable Water Resources Freshwater Withdrawal Natural Hazards 8.5 cu km (1999) total: 0.09 typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare Environmental Issues seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia PEOPLE Population Ethnic Groups 401,890 (July 2011 est.) Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, indigenous 3.4%, other 19.1% (2004 est.) Religions Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10% Languages Malay (official), English, Chinese Literacy Rate total: 92.7%

2 Male: 95.2% Female: 90.2% (2001) Major Infectious Diseases GOVERNMENT Type Independence Constitution Legal System constitutional sultanate (locally known as Malay Islamic Monarchy) 1 January 1984 (from the UK) 29 September 1959 (some provisions suspended under a State of Emergency since December 1962, others since independence on 1 January 1984) based on Indian penal code and on English common law; consists of Magistrate s Courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (sits in London); for Muslims Islamic sharia law supersedes civil law concerning Muslim marriages and inheritance; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction ECONOMY Agricultural Products Industries Rice, vegetables, fruits; chickens, water buffalo, cattle, goats, eggs petroleum, petroleum refining, liquefied natural gas, construction Import commodities machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, chemicals Import Partners Singapore 38.4%, Malaysia 18.7%, Japan 7.2%, China 5.42%, Thailand 5.19%, US 4.45%, UK 4.25% (2009) Export Commodities crude oil, natural gas, garments Export Partners Japan 38.04%, Indonesia 25.95%, South Korea 14.17%, Australia 7.24% (2009) Per Capita GDP Population below poverty line $19.88 billion (2010 est.) $ billion (2009 est.) $20.04 billion (2008 est.) NA% *CITATIONS: All information included above is extracted from the CIA World Factbook except where noted.

3 Country Data: Information from Human Development Report COUNTRY: Brunei General Life Expectancy at Birth (in years) 77.4 Average number of years in School (in years) 7.5 Gross National Income Per Capita (In US Dollars) 49,915 Gender Inequality Female Seats in Parliament (%).. Population with at least a Secondary Education Female (% 0f 25 and older) 66.6 Population with at least a Secondary Education Male (% 0f 25 and older) 23.5 Labor Force Participation Female (%) 62.6 Labor Force Participation Male (%) 77.8 Births Attended by Skilled Health Professionals (%) 100 Poverty Population surviving on $1.25 per day (%) - Empowerment Number of Journalists Imprisoned 0 Corruption Victims (% of people who face a bribe situation in the last year).. Political Engagement (% percent of people who voiced opinion to public officials)..

4 Sustainability Fossil Fuels as Primary Energy Source (%) 100 Renewable Resources as Primary Energy Source (%) 0 Population without Access to Water (%).. Population Without Access to Sanitation Services (%).. Population affected by natural disasters (% between ).. Human Security Number of Refugees leaving this country 0.0 Number of Internally Displaced People in This Country.. Prevalence of Undernourishment (%) <5 Demographics Urban Residents (% of total Population) 75.7 Health HIV Prevalence in Female Youth (% ages 15-24).. HIV Prevalence in Male Youth (% ages 15-24).. HIV Prevalence in Adults (% ages 15-49).. Other Official Development Assistance Per Capita (in US dollars).. Population without Electricity (%)..

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