Brunei. In June, Brunei signed a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement with Japan. According to CountryAAH, Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city of Brunei. The two countries will cooperate on, among other things, development of renewable energy, agriculture, forestry, fishing, trade and tourism.
That same month, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah divorced his 31-year-old daughter, Majeedah Bolkiah, who works at the Department of the Environment, with an architect employed by the Prime Minister’s Office. The wedding was attended by 2,000 people and the celebration lasted for two weeks.
Area: 5765 km2 (world rank: 164)
Population density: 74 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 170)
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Official languages: Malay
Gross domestic product: 12.1 billion US$; Real growth: 1.3%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 29,600 US $
Currency: 1 Brunei dollar (BR $) = 100 cents
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Head of State and Government: Sultan Hassan al-Bolkiah
National holiday: 23.2.
State and form of government
Constitution from 1959 (partially suspended since 1962)
Absolute Islamic monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
State religion: Islam
Legislative Council (currently with 33 members appointed by the Sultan), Religious Council, Council of State, Council of Ministers, Succession Council (advisory)
Population of: Brunei, last census 2016 (preliminary): 422,678 residents.
67% Malay, 15% Chinese, 6% indigenous (Kedayan, Tutong, Belait, Bisaya, Dusun, Murut, Iban etc.); 12% Others (Europeans, Indonesians, Thais, Indians, etc.)
Cities (with population): (as of 2011) Bandar Seri Begawan 211,000 residents (A), Kuala Belait 28,000, Seria 27,000
Religions: 79% Muslims (Sunnis: mainly Malays), 9% Christians (mainly Catholics), 8% Buddhists, Daoists and Confucians, among others; indigenous religions (as of 2006)
Languages: Malay; Minority languages; English and Chinese
Workers by economic sector: Agriculture. 1%, industry 17%, business 82% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of the labor force)
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: -0.1%
Foreign trade: Import: 2.7 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 5.7 billion (2017)
Always humid tropical climate. Heavy monsoons between November and March. The precipitation increases from the coast (2500 mm) inland (up to 5000 mm). Average temperatures all year round around 28ºC with high humidity.