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Brunei Geography

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Brunei: Geography

Location
Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and
Malaysia
Geographic coordinates
4 30 N, 114 40 E
Map references
Southeast Asia
Area
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
seasonal smoke/haze resulting from
forest fires in Indonesia
Environment - international agreements
party to: Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection,
Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Geography - note
close to vital sea lanes through South China Sea
linking Indian and Pacific Oceans; two parts physically separated by
Malaysia; almost an enclave of Malaysia
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