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    Brunei Geography 1997

      Location Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia

      Geographic coordinates 4 30 N, 114 40 E

      Map references Southeast Asia

      total: 5,770 sq km
      land : 5,270 sq km
      water: 500 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries
      total: 381 km
      border countries: Malaysia 381 km

      Coastline 161 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm or to median line
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; hot, humid, rainy

      Terrain flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point : South China Sea 0 m
      highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m

      Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, timber

      Land use
      arable land : 1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 85%
      other: 12% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 10 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are very rare

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution,Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note close to vital sea lanes through South China Sea linking Indian andPacific Oceans; two parts physically separated by Malaysia; almost an enclaveof Malaysia

      NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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