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Peat swamp forest in Brunei Darussalam
Peat swamp forest in Brunei Darussalam

Peat swamp forest

The peat swamp forests on Borneo occur in the Indonesian state of Kalimantan, the Malaysian state of Sarawak and in the Belait District of Brunei on coastal lowlands, built up behind the brackish mangrove forests and bounded by the Borneo lowland rain forests on better-drained soils.
Photo by Ken Shono

BRUNEI

Asia

BRUNEI

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    Capital:Bandar Seri Begawan

    Location:Southeastern Asia, along the northern coast of the island of Borneo, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia

    Currency:Bruneian dollars (BND)

    Area:5,765 sq km

    Population:471,103 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Malay (Bahasa Melayu) (official), English, Chinese dialects

    Religion:Muslim (official) 78.8%, Christian 8.7%, Buddhist 7.8%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 4.7% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+8

    Tel Code:+673

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