Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan (Jawi: بندر سري بڬاوان ; Malay: [ˌbandar səˌri bəˈɡawan] (listen)) (formerly known as Brunei Town; Malay: بندر بروني) is the capital and largest city of Brunei. It is officially governed as a municipality (Malay: bandaran). Bandar Seri Begawan has an estimated population of 100,700,[2] and including the whole Brunei-Muara District, the metro area has an estimated population of 279,924, over half the population of the country.[3]

Bandar Seri Begawan
Bandar Brunei (Malay)
بندر سري بڬاوان (Jawi)
Bandar Brunei
Nicknames: 
The Venice of the East,[1] and Bandar Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan
Coordinates: 4°53′25″N 114°56′32″E
Country Brunei
DistrictBrunei-Muara
Bruneian Empire7th–18th century
Settled by the British19th century
Land development by the British1906
Resettlement of the Sultanate of Brunei administration centre1909
Sanitary Board area1921
Municipality (present-day status)1935
Government
  BodyBandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department
Area
  Municipality100.36 km2 (38.75 sq mi)
Population
  Estimate 
(2007)
100,700[2]
  Density1,003/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
  Urban
279,924
  Demonym
Seri Begawanese / Orang Bandar
Time zoneUTC+8 (BNT)
Area code(s)+673 02
Websitewww.municipal-bsb.gov.bn