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COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS FOR BRUNEI

Map of Brunei

Geography

An oil-rich state on the north coast of Borneo island

Total Land Area
5,765 sq km/ 2,225 sq mi

Main Geographical Areas
Western part has about 97% of the population, mountainous eastern part has about 10,000 people

Capital
Bandar Seri Begawan

GDP in US$ (Billion)

Economy

Currency  Singapore dollar ( S$)
S$ 1.38/US$ (April 30, 2022)

Major Economic Sectors
Industry 64%, Services 35%
Economy is mainly from exports of crude oil and natural gas

Official Language
Malay

Literacy Rate
97% (2018) for adults 15 years old and above.

GDP Growth (%)

Population

0.43 million (2022)
Population shrank 5% due to a continuing exodus of foreign workers over the past two years

Urban Population 78.3%

Labor Force Participation Rate

Above the 66% average in ASEAN.

Labor force by Sector

Industrial   24%
Services   75%
Agriculture   1%

GDP Per Capita

US$ ‘000

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