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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 districtsEdit

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 alsoEdit


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

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