The Capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan. Bandar Seri Begawan was initially known as Brunei Town. The history of the capital of Brunei dates back to the 7th century. The availability of flat land and the proximity to the Brunei River are the chief reasons for the development of Bandar Seri Begawan. The city was declared as the capital of Brunei in 1920.