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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





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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

Government: Brunei Darussalam

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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