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