Brunei: Country and Foreign Investment
The Islamic Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam lies on the north-western coast of the island of Borneo bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia, with a total land area of 5,769 square kilometers. Brunei is close to vital sea lanes running through the South China Sea linking the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Brunei Darussalam is known as 'The Abode of Peace' and is renowned for its beautiful landscape. The climate is tropical. The capital is Bandar Seri Begawan and there are 4 administrative districts: Belait, Brunei and Muara, Temburong, Tutong. The port town is Muara and the oil producing areas are Seria and Kuala Belait.
A flat coastal plain rises to mountains in the east; in the west there is hilly lowland. The country consists of two parts physically separated by a finger of Malaysian territory. 97% of the population lives in the larger western part, and only about 10,000 live in the mountainous eastern part, the district of Temburong.
Brunei's major natural resources are petroleum, natural gas and timber.