Population: Around 400,000

Capital city: Bandar Seri Begawan

Neighbouring countries: Brunei is bordered by Malaysia and the South China Sea

Geography: Brunei is split into two areas on the island of Borneo. Its geography consists of idyllic coastal areas and well-preserved rainforests.

Political system: Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy

Major religion: Islam

Main languages: Malay and English

Money: The local currency is the Brunei Dollar (BND) which is divided into 100 cents.

Time: GMT +8

Electricity: 240 volts, 50 Hz. Plugs with 3 flat blades are used throughout the country.

Internet domain: .bn

International dialing code: +673

Emergency numbers: 991 (ambulance), 995 (fire), 993 (police)

Transport and driving: Cars in Brunei drive on the left-hand side of the road

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