Brunei, officially known as Brunei Darussalam (Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: بروني دارالسلام), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population is around 400,000 (July 2010).
Brunei is divided into four districts (daerah):
- Brunei and Muara
The official language of the nation is Melayu Brunei, a dialect of Malay. English and Chinese are also found. The local variety of Malay (Kedayan or Bukit Malay), spoken natively by two thirds of the population, is quite divergent from and unintelligible to Standard Malay. The most important aboriginal languages are Iban, and two languages called Tutong, each with about 20,000 speakers.
English is also widely spoken and there is a relatively large expatriate community with significant numbers of British and Australian citizens.
Brunei has the second highest Human Development Index among the South East Asia nations after Singapore, and is classified as a Developed Country. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Brunei is ranked 4th in the world by gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.
This small, wealthy economy is a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP.
- Population: 380,000 (4 Districts)
- 1. Ministry of Health
- 5. Ministry of Defence
- 2. Ministry of Education
- 6. Ministry of Development
- 3. Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
- 7. Ministry of Home Affairs
- 4. Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
- 8. Ministry of Religious Affairs
|RIPAS HOSPITAL – Brunei - Muara District||PMMPMHAMB – Tutong District|
|SSB – Kuala Belait District||PIHM - Temburong District|
|Jerudong Park Medical Center
||Gleneagles JPMC Cardiac Center|
|Panaga Medical Center|
|- RIPAS HOSPITAL, Brunei - Muara District||- PANAGA HOSPITAL, Brunei Shell, Belait District|
|- JPMC, Jerudong, Brunei-Muara District||- SSB HOSPITAL - Belait District|
|- PMMPMHAMB HOSPITAL - Tutong District||- PIHM HOSPITAL - Temburong District|