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Country Brunei


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Region Southeastern Asia
Area (sq km) 5,765
Area (sq mile) 2,228
Border Malaysia
Population 429,646
Nationality Bruneian(s)
Ethnic Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, indigenous 3.4%, other 19.1%
Religion Muslim 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs and other 10%
Language Malay, English, Chinese
Literacy 93%
Government Constitutional Sultanate, or Malay Islamic Monarchy
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Leader Sultan and Prime Minister Sir Hassanal Bolkiah (since Oct. 5, 1967)
Currency Bruneian dollar (BND)
Independence Day Jan. 1, 1984 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday National Day (Feb. 23, 1984, the date of independence from British protection)
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