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Brunei - Land of Mosques

Brunei, is a sovereign state found on the north seaboard of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Separated from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is totally encompassed by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is disconnected into two parts by the Sarawak area of Limbang. It is the sole sovereign state comprehensively on the island of Borneo, with the leftover of the island having a place with Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's inhabitant total was 401,890 in July 2011.

The official national history asserts that Brunei can follow its beginnings to the 7th century, when it was a subject state of the Srivijayan domain under the name P'o-li. It later ended up being a vassal state of Majapahit domain before changing over to Islam in the 15th century. At the top of its realm, the sultanate had control that augmented over the beachfront locales of present day Sarawak and Sabah, the Sulu archipelago, and the islands off the northwest tip of Borneo. The thalassocracy was gone by the remainders of the Ferdinand Magellan Expedition in 1521 after Magellan was executed certain weeks previous on 27 April of that year and battled the Castille War in 1578 opposite Spain. Its realm started to decrease with the constrained ceding of Sarawak to James Brooke and the ceding of Sabah to the British North Borneo Chartered Company. After the misfortune of Limbang, Brunei beyond any doubt ended up being a British protectorate in 1888, appropriating an occupant in 1906. In the years after the Japanese wartime occupation throughout World War II, it formalised a constitution and battled an outfitted rebellion. Brunei recaptured its freedom from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. Investment development throughout the 1970s and 1990s, averaging 56% from 1999 to 2008, has changed Brunei Darussalam into a recently industrialised nation.

Brunei has the second most noteworthy Human Development Index around the South East Asia countries after Singapore, and is ordered as an improved country. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Brunei is stacked up 5th in the planet by gross local item for every capita at acquiring force equality. The IMF likewise states in a 2011 gauge that Brunei was one of two nations (the other being Libya) with their open obligation at 0% of the national GDP. Forbes likewise ranks Brunei as the fifth wealthiest country out of 182 countries because of its broad petroleum and common gas fields.


Brunei is a southeast Asian nation comprising of two unconnected parts with the aggregate zone of 5,765 square kilometres (2,226 sq mi). It has 161 kilometres (100 mi) of coastline alongside the South China ocean, and it imparts a 381 km (237 mi) fringe with Malaysia. It has 500 square kilometres (193 sq mi) of regional waters, and a 200 nautical mile restrictive budgetary zone.

About 97% of the inhabitant total exists in the greater western part (Belait, Tutong, and Brunei-Muara), while just around 10,000 individuals exist in the hilly eastern part (Temburong District). The sum residents of Brunei is give or take 408,000 as of July 2010, of which around 150,000 exist in the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.[68] Other major towns are the port town of Muara, the oil processing town of Seria and its neighboring town, Kuala Belait. In Belait District, the Panaga range is home to imposing various exiles because of Royal Dutch Shell and British Army lodging and numerous recreational offices are placed there.

The greater part of Brunei is inside the Borneo swamp drizzle timberlands ecoregion that blankets a large portion of the island yet there are zones of mountain drizzle backwoods inland. The atmosphere of Brunei is tropical equatorial. The normal yearly temperature is 26.1 °C (79.0 °F), with the April–May normal of 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) and the October–December normal of 23.8 °C (74.8 °F).


The citizenry of Brunei in July 2011 was 401,890 of which 76% exist in urban ranges. The normal future is 76.37 years. In 2004, 66.3% of the people were Malay, 11.2% are Chinese, 3.4% are Indigenous, with littler assemblies making up the rest.

The official dialect of Brunei is Malay. There are calls to unfold the utilization of the dialect in Brunei. The essential talked dialect is Melayu (Brunei Malay). Brunei Malay is quite different from standard Malay and whatever is left of the Malay lingos, being in regards to 84% related with standard Malay, and is basically commonly indiscernible with it. English and Chinese (with different lingos) are likewise extensively talked, English is additionally utilized within business and as the dialect of guideline from essential to tertiary education, and there is a comparatively great ostracize community. Bahasa Rojak, regularly articulated by the people and on some in vogue radio shows, is regarded as a "jumbled dialect" and thought about by some to be unfavorable to standard Malay. Other dialects vocalized incorporate Kedayan, Tutong, Murut, Dusun and Iban.

Islam is the official religion of Brunei, and two-thirds of the citizenry holds fast to Islam. Different belief systems drilled are Buddhism (13%, fundamentally by the Chinese) and Christianity (10%). Freethinkers, generally Chinese, shape about 7% of the people. Admitting that the vast majority of them practice some type of religion with components of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, they want to display themselves as having proclaimed no religion authoritatively, henceforth viewed as agnostics in official censuses. Supporters of indigenous religions are about 2% of the population. 
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