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Brunei

Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Negara Brunei Darussalam (Rumi)
نڬارا بروني دارالسلام (Jawi)
Flag of Brunei
Crest of Brunei
Flag Crest
Motto: 
  • الدائمون المحسنون بالهدى
  • Sentiasa membuat kebajikan dengan petunjuk Allah
  • "Always in service with God's guidance"
Anthem: 

Location of  Brunei  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Brunei  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Bandar Seri Begawan
4°53.417′N 114°56.533′E / 4.890283°N 114.942217°E / 4.890283; 114.942217
Official languages Malay
Recognised English
Other languages
and local dialects
Official scripts
Ethnic groups (2004)
Religion Sunni Islam
Demonym Bruneian
Government Unitary Islamic absolute
monarchy
Hassanal Bolkiah
Al-Muhtadee Billah
Abdul Aziz Juned
Legislature Legislative Council
Formation
• Sultanate
c.1368
• Empire
15th – 19th century
16 April 1578 – 26 June 1578
1888
16 December 1941 – 10 September 1945
29 September 1959
1 January 1984
23 February 1984
Area
• Total
5,765 km2 (2,226 sq mi) (172nd)
• Water (%)
8.6
Population
• Jul 2013 estimate
415,717 (175th)
• Density
72.11/km2 (186.8/sq mi) (134th)
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
• Total
$25.245 billion (116th)
• Per capita
$54,537 (10th)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
• Total
$17.060 billion (111th)
• Per capita
$36,855 (22nd)
HDI (2014) Increase 0.856
very high · 31st
Currency Brunei dollar (BND)
Time zone Brunei Darussalam Time (UTC+8)
Drives on the left
Calling code +673
ISO 3166 code BN
Internet TLD .bn
  1. ^ Under Article 82: "Official language" of the Constitution of Brunei, Malay is the official language.
  2. ^ Under Article 82: "Official language" of the Constitution of Brunei, English is used in official documents (official documents are bilingual; Malay and English).
  3. ^ Also 080 from East Malaysia.

Coordinates: 4°30′N 114°40′E / 4.500°N 114.667°E / 4.500; 114.667

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Brunei (Listeni/brˈn/, broo-NYE), officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: نڬارا 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, the country is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 408,786 in July 2012.


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