Brunei Darussalam is a country on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo, in the South China Sea in southeast Asia.
Borneo is the third largest island on Earth, after Greenland and New Guinea.
Brunei, which has a total area of 2,226 square miles (5,765 square kilometers) consists of two enclaves that are surrounded by Sarawak, a state in Malaysia.
Two thirds of Brunei is covered in tropical rainforest.
The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
400,000 people live in Brunei.
67% are Malay, 16% are Chinese and 6% belong to indigenous tribes.
Malay is the official language. Chinese and English are also spoken.
66% of the people are Muslim, mostly Sunni Muslim, 14% are Buddhist and 10% are Christian.
Brunei has large reserves of oil; oil and natural gas industries dominate the economy.
The standard of living on Brunei is very high.
Brunei is a monarchy.
It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The official currency of Brunei is the Brunei dollar, which equals 100 cents.