Districts of Brunei

Districts (Malay: daerah) are the principal administrative divisions of Brunei. The country is divided into four districts, consisting of Brunei-Muara, Belait, Tutong and Temburong. Each district is headed by a District Officer (Malay: Pegawai Daerah).[1] Temburong is an exclave; it is physically separated from the other three districts by Limbang, a district in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Each district has a town as its administrative and main economic centre, with the exception of Brunei-Muara, where Bandar Seri Begawan, apart from being the capital city of Brunei, is also the district's principal centre.


Each district is administered by a District Office (Jabatan Daerah), where District Offices are government departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The head of each department is a District Officer (Pegawai Daerah) and appointed by the government.

A district is further divided into mukims, and subsequently each mukim consists of several villages (kampung). Each District Office manages the mukims and villages within its district.

The districts

Districts of Brunei
District Capital Population (2016 census)[2] Area (km2) Area (sq mi) Population


Brunei-Muara Bandar Seri Begawan
(also the capital of Brunei)
292,705 570 220 513.5
Belait Kuala Belait 69,992 2,727 1,053 25.6
Tutong Tutong 49,438 1,166 450 42.3
Temburong Bangar 10,543 1,306 504 8.0

See also


  1. "Brunei Darussalam" (PDF). www.information.gov.bn. p. 44. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  2. "Department of Economic Planning and Development - Population". www.depd.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-12-12.