Brunei :: Geography

Location: Southeastern Asia, on the northern coast of the island of Borneo; bounded by the South China Sea in the north, and on all other sides by the Malaysian state of Sarawak which also divides Brunei into two parts

Area: 5,770 sq km
(land: 5,270 sq km; water: 500 sq km)

Terrain: flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west

Elevation extremes
lowest point: South China Sea 0 m;
highest point: Bukit Pagon 1,850 m

Land use
arable land: 2.08%;
permanent crops: 0.87%;
other: 97.05% (2005)

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber

Climate: tropical; hot, humid, rainy

Environment issues: seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia

Source of statistics: World Factbook, updated August 2007