Interesting Brunei Facts

Brunei is a coastal country located in South-Eastern Asia where it is bordered by Malaysia and the South China Sea. It spans across 5,765 km2 of land. The estimated total population of Brunei is more than 428,697.

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Brunei Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Brunei, Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace * Location: South-Eastern Asia * Bordering: Malaysia and the South China Sea * Capital City: Bandar Seri Begawan * Size: 5,765 km2 * Estimated Population: over 428,697 * Currency: Brunei dollar (BND), since 1967Border : Malaysia * Language(s): Malay * Country Code: +673

Interesting Brunei Facts for Kids

Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Brunei belongs to the continent of Asia, where it has a coastal position and is bordered by Malaysia and the South China Sea. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the world's largest continent, it has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, occupies a total area of 43,820,000 km2 and forms 29.5% of the landmass of the world. Brunei is a coastal country that spreads across a total area of approximately 5,765 km2. It is one of the smaller islands by area on the continent of Asia. Brunei is situated on the island of Borneo which it shares with Malaysia and Indonesia.

Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is more than 428,697 people. The majority of Brunei's inhabitants reside in Bandar Seri Begawan which is the country's most populous city. Brunei has a low population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 69 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.

Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
The capital city of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan. Other major cities located in this country include Kuala Belait, Seria, Tutong, Kapok and Bangar.

Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following details provide a guide to Brunei's approximate border lengths:
Coastline 161 km, Malaysia 266 km.

Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The climate of Brunei can be described as tropical with high temperatures, high humidity levels and plenty of rainfall. It's close proximity to the equator results in average temperatures throughout the year of approximately 21 to 29 degrees Celsius. The geography of Brunei is formed of coastal and mountainous regions to the east, and lowland and hilly areas to the west. Numerous forest reserves are located in Brunei including the Andulau, Labi, Peradayn, Sungai, Tasek and Bukit Ladan Forest. This country is very small, it is located on the island of Borneo and has two distinct sections that are surrounded almost entirely by Malaysia. The lowest point of Brunei is the South China Sea at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Bukit Pagon at 1,850m.

Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Brunei
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources of Brunei include natural gas, petroleum and timber.

Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Brunei is Malay. A small percentage of the population speak other languages as their primary form of communication, such languages include Chinese dialects and English.

Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Brunei is Muslim at approximately 78% of the population. People belonging to the Islamic religion worship Allah. In the English language, the word Allah refers to God in Islam. Those belonging to the religion of Islam believe in one god. Most of Brunei’s population are Muslim and follow the practices of Islam. Around 8% are Christian and 7% Buddhist. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.

Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Brunei
Each country has its own individual culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, colors, anthems, songs and mottos represent the national pride and identity of countries across the globe. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, colors, songs and mottos reflect the past, present and future aspirations of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. Here are some important facts on the symbols, songs and colors of Brunei:

  • National symbol(s): royal parasol

  • National colors: yellow, white and black

  • National Anthem/Song: Allah Peliharakan Sultan (Translation: God Bless His Majesty)

  • National Holiday(s): National Day, 23 February (1984)

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