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Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace

Motto: 
  • الدائمون المحسنون بالهدى
  • Sentiasa membuat kebajikan dengan petunjuk Allah
  • "Always in service with God's guidance"
Anthem: 
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Location of Brunei (green)

in the ASEAN (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

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]
Recognised languages
English[b]
Other languages
and local dialects[2][3]
Official scripts
Ethnic groups
(2016)[4]
Religion
(2011)[4]
  • 78.8% Sunni Islam
  • 8.7% Christian
  • 7.8% Buddhist
  • 4.7% other (includes indigenous beliefs)
Demonym(s)Bruneian
GovernmentUnitaryIslamicabsolute
monarchy
Hassanal Bolkiah
Al-Muhtadee Billah
LegislatureLegislative Council
Formation
c. 1368
15th–19th century
17 September 1888
1941–1945
1 January 1984
7 January 1984
Area
• Total
5,765 km2 (2,226 sq mi) (164th)
• Water (%)
8.6
Population
• 2019 estimate
459,500[5] (175th)
• Density
72.11/km2 (186.8/sq mi) (134th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$36.854 billion[6] (125th)
• Per capita
$85,011[6] (5th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$13.325 billion[6] (124th)
• Per capita
$30,290[6] (29th)
HDI (2018)Increase 0.845[7]
very high · 43rd
CurrencyBrunei dollar (BND)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Brunei Darussalam Time)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+673[c]
ISO 3166 codeBN
Internet TLD.bn[8]
  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).[9]
  3. ^ Also 080 from East Malaysia.
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Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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