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Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace
Negara Brunei Darussalam(Rumi)
نڬارا بروني دارالسلام(Jawi)
FlagCrest
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)

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Capital
and largest city
Bandar Seri Begawan
4°53.417′N114°56.533′E / 4.890283°N 114.942217°E / 4.890283; 114.942217
Official languagesMalay[a]
RecognisedEnglish[b]
Other languages[1][2]
Ethnic groups (2004[3])
ReligionSunni Islam
DemonymBruneian
GovernmentUnitaryIslamicabsolute
monarchy
 - SultanHassanal Bolkiah
 - Deputy SultanAl-Muhtadee Billah
 - Grand MuftiAbdul Aziz Juned
LegislatureLegislative Council
Formation
 - Kingdom of Po-ni7th century 
 - Sultanate14th century 
 - Empire15th – 19th century 
 - British protectorate1888 
 - Independence from
the United Kingdom
1 January 1984 
Area
 - Total5,765 km2 (172nd)
2,226 sq mi
 - Water (%)8.6
Population
 - Jul 2013[4] estimate415,717[4] (175th)
 - Density67.3/km2 (134th)
174.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$21.907 billion[5]
 - Per capita$50,440[5]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$17.092 billion[5]
 - Per capita$39,355[5]
HDI (2013)Steady 0.852[6]
very high ·30th
CurrencyBrunei dollar (BND)
Time zoneBDT (UTC+8)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+673[c]
ISO 3166 codeBN
Internet TLD.bn[7]
a.^ Under Article 82: "Official language" of the Constitution of Brunei, Malay is the official language.
b.^ Under Article 82: "Official language" of the Constitution of Brunei, English is used in official documents (official documents are bilingual; Malay and English).[8]
c.^ Also 080 from East Malaysia.
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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