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Interesting Facts about Brunei

Brunei Interesting Facts

Brunei, officially Negara Brunei Darussalam, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Brunei:

  • Brunei is a small sovereign state located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Malaysia to the north and south, and the South China Sea to the west and east.
  • Brunei is one of the world's smallest countries, with a total land area of just 5,765 square kilometers.
  • Brunei is a monarchy, with the Sultan of Brunei as the head of state and government. The current Sultan is Hassanal Bolkiah, who has been in power since 1967.
  • The population of Brunei is approximately 459,500 people.
  • The official language of Brunei is Malay, and the currency is the Brunei dollar.
  • Islam is the predominant religion in Brunei, and the country follows a strict interpretation of Sharia law.
  • Only two countries in Asia, Brunei and Bhutan, still have absolute monarchies over their government.
  • The Istana Nurul Iman Palace in Brunei is the largest residential palace in the world according to the Guinness Book of World's Record.
  • The ruler of Brunei lives in incredibly luxurious conditions. According to the Insider, the sultan has 500 fancy Rolls-Royce cars, a huge palace with 1,788 rooms, and spends a lot of money on haircuts that cost $20,000 each.
  • Brunei used to be protected by the British from 1888 to 1963, but then the country became fully independent from the British.
  • Brunei was occupied by Japan from 1941 to 1945 During the Second World War.
  • Brunei is home to some of the most stunning mosques around the world.
  • Muslims and Christians are not allowed to get married to each other by rules of law.
  • Brunei is the second lowest corrupt country in the region, after Singapore.
  • Brunei is the 3rd largest oil producer in Southeast Asia.
  • Brunei imports most of the beef in the country from Australia.
  • Brunei citizens receive free healthcare and education.
  • Islam is the most important part of Brunei's culture, even though Malay traditions are also very important.
  • Rainforests cover 78% of Brunei.

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