Brunei: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About Brunei, information, history size, location, population, people, culture, and government.

Brunei

Size--2,226 sq. mi. (5,765 sq. km.). Population--150,000.

Brunei is a sultanate consisting of 2 enclaves on the northern coast of Kalimantan (Borneo). Over half the population is Malaysian and most are Muslims. Britain controls Brunei's foreign affairs and other foreign powers control its economy, which is based on oil. Since 1929 a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has pumped oil from the Seria oil field and a joint venture involving a U.S. firm, Shell, and Japan's Mitsubishi is now developing a project to export liquified natural gas.

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