Area and geographical features
Brunei lies at the point where Brunei's northwestern shore
meets the South China Sea - just 443 kilometers north
of the Equator. With a land area of 5,765 square kilometers
(2,226 square miles), it is surrounded on three sides
and divided into two parts by the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Population : 330,700 (1999)
Ethnic Groups : Malay 223,500, Other Indigenous 19,600
Chinese 49,300, other 38,300.
cities and towns
Brunei has four districts: Brunei-Muara (where the capital
Bandar Seri Begawan is situated); Temburong; Tutong;
and Belait where the oil and gas towns of Seria and
Kuala Belait are found.
The climate is tropical and varies little throughout
the year. The day temperature can rise to 34C (93f) and
at night drops to around 24C (75f). The average humidity
is 82% which can make the days oppressive, but the evenings
and nights are, on the whole, a more comfortable temperature.
Rain falls throughout the year but the wettest season
is between October and March. Brunei suffers 100-110 inches
of rainfall on the coast and 120-150 inches inland (annual