Located in Southeast Asia, the Islamic Sultanate of Brunei is a tiny nation on the island of Borneo. It has a total land area of 2,226 square miles or roughly around 5,763 kilometers and is completely surrounded by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. It has an equatorial climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year.

Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan is home to the lavish Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, considered as one of the most beautiful mosques in the world.

Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei
Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei

Key Facts About Brunei

Location Located in Southeast Asia, surrounded by Sarawak, Malaysia
CapitalBandar Seri Begawan
CurrencyBrunei Dollar
Currency Conversion1BND = 0.74USD
ClimateTropical climate; hot, humid, rainy
Population437,000 (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageThe official language of Brunei is Malay but
English is also widely spoken.

Top Tourist Attractions in Brunei

  • Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
  • Kampung Ayer
  • Brunei River & Proboscis Monkey
  • Royal Regalia Museum
  • Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque
  • Istana Nurul Iman
  • Gadong Night Market
  • Empire Hotel Brunei
  • Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge
  • Ulu Temburong National Park