Brunei - At a glance


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Official name Negara Brunei Darussalam. ‘State of Brunei, abode of peace’ is the rather unwieldy name of the nation, but it is most commonly referred to as ‘Brunei’.

International telephone code +673

Currency Brunei dollar. For up-to-date rates, go to www.xe.com.

Climate Humid; average daily temperature 28°C

Geography 5,765km²; situated on Borneo’s northwest coast

Population 400,000; 73% Malay, 15% Chinese, 12% various indigenous tribes

Capital Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

Visa requirements Three-month visa-free stay US/UK and most European citizens; Australians granted 30-day visa on arrival (B$20) or three-day transit visa ($B5).

Language Official language Malay; Chinese and English also widely spoken

Tourist board www.tourismbrunei.com

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