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Last update : 11 February 2019


Brunei information

Brunei is a country located in Southeast Asia, on the northern coast of the island of Borneo.

Capital : Bandar Seri Begawan
Language :  Bahasa Melayu
Currency :  Brunei dollar
Population : 411 900
Area : 5 765 km2

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Brunei facts

1. Independence from the United Kingdom obtained on January 1, 1984.
2. The population density is 66 people / km2.
3. The country is 54 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 65%.
5. The highest peak is Pagonprick, 1 850 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Belait.
7. The full name of the country – Brunei Darussalam.
8. The average annual temperature is 27-28 °C.
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10. The name of the state came from the river Brunei, at whose outlet the sultanate was established.
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11. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

12. Drug trafficking is punishable by death.

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13. There is no VAT tax in this country.

14. To show something or someone, you do not use your thumb finger.

Author: Wojtek

15. Sultan Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah “earns” over $200 million a month. He is one of the richest people in the world.

Author: Martynka91

16. In this country there is no minimum wage.

17. The amount of income tax in Brunei is 20%.

18. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.1% .

Author: Daria

19. In Brunei, an average adult consumes about 2.1 liters of pure alcohol a year.

Author: AlkoWorld

20. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

21. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

22. The average IQ level is 91.

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23. In this country there are 3.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 14,828 people).

Author: Reebeka

24. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

25. In addition to built-up areas, the speed limit on the normal road is 80 km / h, and on highways 100 km / h.

26. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

27. In 2010, 27 people died as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

28. In this country there are over 3 029 km of paved roads (0.005% of all roads in the world).

29. There is only one airport in this country.

30. In this country there are about 13 km of railway tracks.

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31. In this country over 318,000 (2015) 410 836 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 100% of the population).

32. Around 270,000 (2015) 350,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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33. The national top-level domain is .bn . There are over 1,320 websites with such an extension.

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34. The most popular pages with the extension .bn are: google.com.bn, bt.com.bn and shopping.com.bn.

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35. The country has over $3,649,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.031% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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36. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $17 536 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $12 130,000,000 .

37. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 2.6% GDP, or around: $455,936,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 2.8% GDP, or around: $339 640 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $825.

38. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2014 year was around: $3 576 000 000 .

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39. In this country the average adult person smokes 63 cigarettes a month.

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40. The lowest temperature: 18.4 °C was measured at Bandar Seri Begawan.

41. The highest temperature: 38.3 °C was measured in Bandar Seri Begawan.

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42. The average life expectancy in this country is 77.5 years (women – 80 years and men – 75.3 years).

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43. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average

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44. The average age people living in this country is 29.6 years old.

45. The country is around:
98,000 people (23.82%) in the age range 0-14 years.
296,000 people (71.91%) in the 15-64 age range years.
17 600 people (4.27%) over 65 years old.

46. In this country, about 7 100 children are born each year (1.7% of the population), and about 1,400 people die (0.4% of the population).

Author: Sara19

47. Although there is a ban on drinking alcohol in public places in Brunei, non-Muslims can bring 2 liters of alcohol into this country.

48. The national dish is ambuyat, gruel made from the inside of the sago palm tree trunk. It is served with meat and vegetables.

49. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who has been in office since 1967, has an estimate of over $40 billion.

Author: Luiza

50. Brunei players did not play at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing because they “forgot” to attend the opening ceremony.

51. The main prize in the Koran reading competition is the monthly monthly salary of $2,000 Brunei.

52. Healthcare and education is free.

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53. There are 114 km2 of agricultural land in Brunei (2% of the country’s area).

54. 14 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

55. The highest situated town in the country is Rumah Supon.

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56. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1959.

57. The work week is 48 hours.

58. 2740 km2 of the country is covered by forests (52%)

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59. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 20% (2018).

60. The tax on goods and services is 0% (2018).

61. The level of inflation in 2018 is -0.1%.

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What is the highest peak in Brunei?
The highest peak in Brunei is Bukit Pagon (1850 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Brunei?
The largest river in Brunei is Belait.

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What is the largest lake in Brunei?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Brunei has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Brunei?
Brunei borders with such countries as Malaysia: 381 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 29.6 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
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What is the population density in Brunei?
The population density is 78 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Brunei State, place of peace”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 38.3 ° C was measured in Bandar Seri Begawan.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 18.4 ° C was measured at Bandar Seri Begawan.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol consumption is illegal.

answer: Marta