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Brunei Darussalam is a Southeast Asian nation whose name means “Brunei, Abode of Peace.” It is located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in the South China Sea and comprises two noncontiguous regions separated from one another by a portion of Malaysia's Sarawak state. Brunei encompasses a total land area of only about 5,300 square kilometers (slightly smaller than the state of Delaware). The capital is Bandar Seri Begawan.

Brunei is a constitutional Islamic monarchy (commonly referred to as a sultanate). It is a Muslim-majority nation and one of the few Islamic sultanates in the world that has survived into the 21st century. Brunei has a population of 382,000, and its GDP (gross domestic product) per capita is one of the highest in ...

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