flag Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam: Statistical Overview

Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan


Total Population: 445,373
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 84 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 78.6%
Ethnic Origins: Malay around 66%, Chinese around 10%, other natives and other groups (Dusun, Iban, Melanau, Indians, etc.) around 24%. (Department of Economic Planning and Statistics of Brunei)
Official Language: Malay
Other Languages Spoken: English, Chinese
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, Others (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%.
Literacy Rate: 92.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Bandar Seri Begawan

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Brunei Dollar (BND)

Country Overview

Area: 5,770 km²
Type of State: Sultanate. Monarchy (hereditary).
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
The highest GDP in the ASEAN but heavily dependent on petroleum exports.
HDI*: 0.856/1
HDI (World Rank): 31/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Brunei Darussalam, dial 00
To call Brunei Darussalam, dial +673
Internet Suffix: .bn
Telephone Lines: 17.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 60.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 76.16% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 3,0854,1645,1035,3428,570
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5,5716,5747,0396,60811,037
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,2201,5461,7771,177902
Exports of Services (million USD) 533551599333205

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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