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Nation of Brunei, Abode of Peace

Negara Brunei Darussalam (Rumi)
نڬارا بروني دارالسلام (Jawi)
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Motto: 

  • الدائمون المحسنون بالهدى
  • Sentiasa membuat kebajikan dengan petunjuk Allah
  • “Always in service with God’s guidance”
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Location of Brunei (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Location of Brunei (dark green) in ASEAN (light green) and Asia.
Capital
and largest city
Bandar Seri Begawan
4°53.417′N 114°56.533′E
Official languages Malay[a]
Recognised English[b]
Other languages[1][2]
Ethnic groups (2004[3])
Religion Sunni Islam
Demonym Bruneian
Government Unitary Islamic absolute
monarchy
 – Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
 – Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah
 – Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Juned
Legislature Legislative Council
Formation
 – Kingdom of Po-ni 7th century
 – Sultanate 14th century
 – Empire 15th – 19th century
 – British protectorate 1888
 – Independence from
the United Kingdom
1 January 1984
Area
 – Total 5,765 km2 (172nd)
2,226 sq mi
 – Water (%) 8.6
Population
 – Jul 2013[4] estimate 415,717[4] (175th)
 – Density 67.3/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
Currency Brunei dollar (BND)
Time zone BDT (UTC+8)
Drives on the left
Calling code +673[c]
ISO 3166 code BN
Internet TLD .bn[7]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei