Travel Information for Brunei
Time zone:GMT +8 (Brunei Darussalam time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Malay Other languages:    English, Mandarin Chinese
Currency: Bruneian dollars (BND)

1 = B$1.54, $1 = B$1.38, £1 = B$1.84

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.bnInternational Dialling Code:    673

For help planning your trip to Brunei including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Brunei trip planning page.

Further information on Brunei

Discover more about Brunei - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of brunei

Total area: 5,770 sq km (500 sq km under water)

Coastline: 161 km (South China Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Malaysia (381km)

Climate: Tropical climate with hot, humid conditions and heavy monsoon rains between November and March.

Highest mountain: Bukit Pagon (1,850m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Brunei from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomModerately Free 39/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 119/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    139/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Brunei Darussalam     Status: Independent Country

Population: 422,675 (rank: 168/196)     Density: 73.2 people/sq km (rank: 108/196)

Ethnic groups: Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, indigenous 3.4%, other 19.1% (2004 est.)

Religions: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%

GDP (PPP): $22.25 billion       GDP per capita: $54,800 (rank: 8/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.