Brunei: population, cities
Countryaah website, Brunei has around 415,000 million residents.
67% Malay (see also Malaysia), 22% other, 11% Chinese (see also China)
67% Muslims (see also Islam), 13% Buddhists (see also Buddhism), 10%
Christians (see also Christianity), 10% others
In Brunei the official languages are Malay and English (see
also England and Great Britain). However, a lot of Chinese is also spoken.
Capital, other cities
The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan with a population
of 50,000 and 290,000 in the district of the same name. The capital was renamed
from Brunei Town to today's Bandar Seri Begawan in 1970.
Another big city is Kampong Ayer with a size of about 30,000
residents. Until the founding of Brunei Town in 1906, the city held the
function of the sultan's seat and thus the capital.
Brunei: geography, map
Defined by DigoPaul, Brunei is located - together with part of Indonesia and Malaysia, by which it
is surrounded - in the northwest of the island of Borneo and covers a total land
area of 5,765 km². About 80% of the country is covered with forest. The
sultanate is divided into two separate areas by Malaysia and a river delta
belonging to Malaysia, the Limbang Corridor. The eastern part of the country is
the Temburong district with the capital Bangar. Brunei has a 380 km long border
The coast to the South China Sea has a length of around 160 km.
Longitude and latitude
Brunei extends over the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and
geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 5 ° 05 'to 4 ° 00' north
Δλ = from 114 ° 04 'to 115 ° 24' east
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Brunei, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e.
the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there, a
plus sign that it is later than CET:
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun in Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the country, is located
at a northern latitude of around φ = 05 ° and thus in the middle of the tropics.
If the declination δ of the sun has the value of 05 ° N, and thus the image
point of the sun is exactly above the city, the sun is vertically above the
city. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 19 days after March 21st and 19
days before September 21st.
If the image point of the sun and thus the declination δ is north of the
latitude of Bandar Seri Begawan, the sun is not in the south at noon, as in our
latitudes, but in the north. In this case, the sun moves from east to north to
west, where, like us, it sets.
The highest mountain in the country is the Bukit Pagon with a height of
Another "mountain" is the Bukit Teraja with a height of 442 m.
The longest river in the country is the Belait with a length of around
Other rivers in the country are:
The largest lake in the country is the Tasek Merumbun.
Brunei is located on the island of Borneo and borders Malaysia, which
encloses it on the land side. In addition, in the southern part of the island
there is also a part of Indonesia which occupies most of the island. Borneo
covers an area of 751,936 km² and is the third largest island in the world
after Greenland and New Guinea. The length of the coast of Borneo is 4,970 km. A
total of around 17 million people live on the island. The highest mountain on
the island is in Malaysia - in the north of the island. It is Mount Kinabalu,
4095 m high. Large parts of the island are still densely forested.
The largest cities on Borneo are, besides the capital of Brunei, Bandar
Seri Begawan with around 50,000 residents:
Kuching in Malaysia with around 633,000 residents
Banjarmasin in Indonesia with around 600,000 residents
Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia with around 545,000 residents
Pontianak in Indonesia with around 465,000 residents
Sandakan in Malaysia with around 455,000 residents
Balikpapan in Indonesia with around 450,000 residents
Samarinda in Indonesia with around 355,000 residents
Tawau in Malaysia with around 354,000 residents
Miri in Malaysia with around 257,000 residents
South China Sea
Brunei borders the South China Sea in the north of the country over a length
of around 160 km. The South China Sea is part of the China Sea and a marginal
sea of the Pacific Ocean (Pacific).
You can find a detailed description of these seas at Goruma under the following
- Pacific Ocean
- China Sea
- South China Sea