Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei


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.


The location of Bandar Seri Begawan is suitable for the growth and development of human settlement.

The city is located in northern region of Brunei near the mouth of the Brunei River on the Brunei Bay.

An major port of the South China Sea, Bandar Seri Begawan, provides as an important gateway to the country.

As the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, serves as the center of administration. All the important offices of the government of Brunei are located at Bandar Seri Begawan.

Moreover it is also the commercial center of the country. The market based on agricultural produces is also located in the capital of Brunei.

The Municipal Board of Brunei was set up in Bandar Seri Begawan in 1921.

An interesting part of Bandar Seri Begawan is Kampong Ayer, a water village.

The capital of Brunei is serves as the place of residence of the ruling monarchs of the country.

The Sultans of Brunei reside in Bandar Seri Begawan.The city also boasts of a mosque and an Istana.