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    Brunei Geography - 1991

      Total area: 5,770 km2
      land area: 5,270 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Delaware

      Land boundary: 381 km with Malaysia

      Coastline: 161 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: may wish to purchase the Malaysian salient that divides the country

      Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy

      Terrain: flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west

      Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, timber

      Land use: arable land 1%; permanent crops 1%; meadows and pastures 1%; forest and woodland 79%; other 18%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: typhoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Brunei on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brunei Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brunei Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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