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Brunei

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Brunei is a country in Asia on the island of Borneo. The revenues from oil and natural gas led Brunei to immense wealth and allowed the country to grant its citizens the most extensive tax relief. Brunei has a tropical rainforest climate with average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius. There is a strict ban on alcohol in the strictly Islamic state. The Iban, a tribe of indigenous people, still live in their characteristic longhouses. Of tourist interest in the capital is the "water village" Kampong Ayer, built on stilts. It is overlooked by the golden dome of the mighty Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque on an artificial lagoon.

Brunei at a glance

Population429.000
LanguageMalay und English
Area5770 km2
ContinentAsia
CurrencyBrunei Dollar (BND)
Neighboring countriesMalaysia