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Brunei Darussalam

Short Name BRU
Contact Details

Tel: +673 338 0039

Fax: +673 238 2451

Web Address www.bruneiolympic.org
Email bdnoc@brunet.bn
, szuraimi@yahoo.com
Capital Darussalam
Language Malay
Population 381,371
Area 5,765 km²
Calling code +673
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ABOUT

Brunei otherwise known as Brunei Darussalam meaning Abode of Peace consists of two unconnected parts, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia.

97% of the population lives in the larger western part, while only about 10,000 live in the mountainous eastern part. It gained independence from the UK on 1 January 1984 and its capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan.

Abound in natural and scenic beauty, this little country is a major tourist attraction with a whole lot of aesthetic and native traits to offer including the Rainforest at Temburong, various Museums and Mosques, The Nurul Iman Palace, beaches and the Royal Regalia Building.

Its main exports are Crude oil, liquefied natural gas and petroleum products.

CULTURE

The culture of Brunei is very similar to the Malay cultures. Heavily influenced by life Hinduism and, more obviously, Islam; the borrowings and derivations of Brunei culture from these two religions are due mainly to the country's historical links with the Hindu empire in the neighbouring regions of modern-day Indonesia and Malaysia.

The culture is also influenced by the demographics of the country: two-thirds of the population is Malay.

CLIMATE

Brunei’s climate is governed by the equatorial monsoon winds it has a tropical equatorial climate with high rainfall and warm temperature all year round. Monsoon winds influence the climatic variations.

The annual rainfall is generally high. The total rainfall was 2,917 mm in 1997, 3,295 mm in 1995. The two rainy seasons are from September to January, with December as the wettest; and May to June.

Virtually a drought period is February to April. Due to unstable climatic influences, well-defined seasons have not been outlined.

Brunei is not directly in the path of tropical storms, cyclones and typhoons that pass through the South China Sea. Yet, it is heavily affected by tides.

RELIGION

67% are Muslim the official religion, 13% Buddhist, 10% Christian 10%, and 10% other.

SPORTS

Football is the one of the most popular sports in Brunei. The Brunei National Team won the Malaysia Cup '99.

Other sports include silat, martial arts, badminton, polo and sepaktakraw, a sport played with a rattan ball and gasing.

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NEWS

Brunei NOC President mourns sudden passing of Dr Hj Danish
07 Sep 2017

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, September 6, 2017: His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of the Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council (BNOC), today expressed his condolences on the sudden passing of.....

Brunei NOC announces Rio 2016 scholarships
16 Dec 2015

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, December 16, 2015: The Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council has announced that three top Bruneian athletes have been awarded Rio 2016 scholarships through the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity, .....

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