Districts of Brunei

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Districts (Malay: daerah) are the principal administrative divisions of Brunei. The country is divided into four districts, consisting of Brunei-Muara, Belait, Tutong and Temburong. Each district is headed by a District Officer (Malay: Pegawai Daerah).[1] Temburong is an exclave; it is physically separated from the other three districts by Limbang, a district in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Each district has a town as its administrative and main economic centre, with the exception of Brunei-Muara, where Bandar Seri Begawan, apart from being the capital city of Brunei, is also the district's principal centre.


Each district is administered by a District Office (Malay: Jabatan Daerah), where District Offices are government departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The head of each department is a District Officer (Malay: Pegawai Daerah) and appointed by the government.

A district is further divided into mukims (equivalent to 'subdistricts'), and subsequently each mukim consists of several villages/small towns (Malay: kampung). Each District Office manages the mukims and villages/towns which are within its district.

The districts[edit]

Districts of Brunei
District Capital Population (2016 census)[2] Area (km2) Area (sq mi)
Brunei-Muara Bandar Seri Begawan
(also the capital of Brunei)
292,705 570 220
Belait Kuala Belait 69,992 2,727 1,053
Tutong Tutong 49,438 1,166 450
Temburong Bangar 10,543 1,306 504

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brunei Darussalam" (PDF). www.information.gov.bn. p. 44. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  2. ^ "Department of Economic Planning and Development - Population". www.depd.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-12-12.

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