Brunei: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia
Geographic Coordinates4 30 N, 114 40 E 4.5,114.666664
Area total: 5,765 sq km
land: 5,265 sq km
water: 500 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 266 km
border countries: Malaysia 266 km
Coastline161 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: South China Sea 0 m
highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainflat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west
Natural Hazardstyphoons, earthquakes, and severe flooding are rare
Natural Resourcepetroleum, natural gas, timber
Land Usearable land: 0.52%
permanent crops: 0.87%
other: 98.61% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, humid, rainy
Irrigated Land10 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources8.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesseasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesBandar Seri Begawan; Kuala Belait; Seria; Tutong; Bangar
Important Cities
Geography-noteclose to vital sea lanes through South China Sea linking Indian and Pacific Oceans; two parts physically separated by Malaysia; almost an enclave within Malaysia
Important Rivers