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Σάββατο, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Brunei Darussalam

Όχι έχω πάει ποτέ στο Brunei ούτε προβλέπεται.
Βρισκομαι όμως στη Borneo που ανήκει κατά το μεγαλύτερο μέρος στην Ινδονησία. Στο βορρά όμως υπάρχουν κομάτια της που ανήκουν στη Μαλαισία, ενώ ένα μικροσκοπικό μέρος της αποτελεί το Σουλτανάτο του Μπρουνέι.
Από τα Admiralty Sailing Directions οι παρακάτω πληροφορίες του εξωτικού κρατιδίου στα αγγλικά.
General Description
Brunei, on the NW coast of Borneo, is bounded in the NW by South China Sea, and on other sides by Sarawak which splits Brunei into two parts to W and E. The smaller E part forms the district of Temburong.
Brunei was the only former British dependency by Malay people that did not join the Federation of Malaysia when it was formed in 1963.
The capital is Bandar Seri Begawan.
History
The Sultanate of Brunei once had authority over the whole of Borneo and parts of Sulu islands and the Philippines, but from the end of the sixteenth century cessions were made to Geat Britain, the Rajah of Sarawak and the British North Borneo (Chartered) Company, until, by the middle of the nineteenth century, the State had been reduced to its present limits. In 1847 the Sultan of Brunei entered into a treaty with Britain for the furtherance of commercial relations and the suspension of piracy, and in 1888 Brunei was placed under British protection.
Brunei was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945.
On January 1979 the Sultan and Britain signed a treaty under which Brunei became the sovereign independent state, Brunei Darussalam, on 31st December 1983.

Government
Brunei is a hereditary Sultanate. The Sultan holds absolute power and rules with a Council of Ministers.

Population
From the 2001 census the population was about 333.000, the majority being Malay and of the Sunni Muslim faith. The estimated population for 2010 is 415.000.

Language
The official language is Malay. English is also in use.

Industry and trade
Brunei depends primarily on the production of oil and natural gas. Local industries include boat-building, cloth weaving and the manufacture of brassware and silverware. Other minor products include rubber, pepper, sawn timber, gravel and animal hides.
The extensive forests which cover the hinterland provide a substantial source of timber.
The principal exports are crude oil, rubber, natural gas and firewood.
Imports include cotton goods, machinery, iron and steel, foodstuffs and petroleum products.
Admiralty Sailing Directions

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