Brunei 2007

According to ezinereligion, in 2007, Brunei had an estimated population of over 400,000 people, composed of multiple ethnic groups including Malay, Chinese and Indigenous. The official language was Malay but several other languages were also spoken. The economy was largely based on oil and gas production and exports, as well as tourism and financial services. In terms of foreign relations, Brunei had close ties with its neighbor Malaysia and maintained diplomatic relations with several other countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and China. Politically, Brunei was a traditional monarchy led by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah since 1967 until his death in 2019. Following his death Al-Muhtadee Billah became sultan in 2019 and is still in power today.

Yearbook 2007

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.

Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Places to Visit

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.

Country data

Area: 5765 km2 (world rank: 164)

Residents: 429,000

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.

Administrative structure
4 districts

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)
2017: 7.1%

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 28ÂșC with high humidity.