|Climate: Hot and humid. Due to its proximity to the sea, it can be cool at times. Heavy rainfall normally occurs around the months of December and January. The rain during this season can last for days on end. The temperature is usually between 22 and 30 degrees centigrade.
Geography: This small nation is divided into two tracts of land and is separated by a strip of Sarawak. The western part, which is the larger of the two, is home to the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Population:It has the smallest population amongst the countries in the South East Asian region. The figure is currently around 400,000.
Economy: Businesses naturally revolve around the mainstay of the Brunei economy – the petroleum and liquefied natural gas industry. A large number of Brunei people are also involved in fishing and agriculture.
Religion: The official religion of this country is Islam. Although an Islamic nation, the constitution allows for other religions to be practised as well.
Language: Malay is the official language but English is widely spoken too.
Currency: The Brunei dollar is the official denomination. The Singapore currency, which is of the same value, is also widely accepted. (US$1 equals B$1.65).