What kind of country is Brunei Darussalam?
Brunei is a small equatorial country on the northern coast of the island of Borneo in South-East Asia. The South China Sea lies to the north. Otherwise, it is bordered to all sides by the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which divides it in two. The coastal plain rises to mountains in the east.
Who is the head of State in Brunei?
Brunei country profile. Read more about sharing. The tiny state of Brunei has one of the world’s highest standards of living thanks to its bountiful oil and gas reserves. Members of the royal family, led by the head of state Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, possess huge private fortunes.
Is the country of Brunei surrounded by Malaysia?
Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang.
How big is Brunei compared to the island of Borneo?
Brunei is a southeast Asian country consisting of two unconnected parts with a total area of 5,765 square kilometres (2,226 sq mi) on the island of Borneo.
Alternative Titles: Negara Brunei Darussalam, State of Brunei, Abode of Peace. Brunei, independent Islamic sultanate on the northern coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.
Where is the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei?
Brunei, independent Islamic sultanate on the northern coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It achieved independence in 1984, having been a British protectorate since 1888. The capital is Bandar Seri Begawan, which is located in the country’s larger western segment.
Where can I find travel information for Brunei?
Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Crime and Safety Report for Brunei.
When did Brunei become an East Asian country?
Full independence came relatively late in 1984. In 2014 Brunei became the first East Asian country to adopt strict Islamic Sharia law which allows punishment such as stoning for adultery and amputation for theft. On 3 April 2019 the Syariah Penal Code Order (2013) was fully implemented.