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ˈbʌn dər ˈsɛr i bəˈgɑ wənban·dar seri be·gawan

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  1. Bandar Seri Begawannoun

    The capital of Brunei.


  1. Bandar Seri Begawan

    Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB; Jawi: بندر سري بڬاوان; Malay: [ˌbandar səˌri bəˈɡawan] (listen)) is the capital city of Brunei. It is officially a municipal area (kawasan bandaran) with an area of 100.36 square kilometres (38.75 sq mi) and an estimated population of 100,700 as of 2007. It is part of Brunei-Muara District, the smallest yet most populous district which is home to over 70 per cent of the country's population. It is the country's largest urban centre and nominally the country's only city. The capital is home to Brunei's seat of government, as well as a commercial and cultural centre. It was formerly known as Brunei Town until it was renamed in 1970 in honour of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei and the father of the current Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The history of Bandar Seri Begawan can be traced back to the establishment of a Malay stilt settlement on the waters of the Brunei River which became the predecessor of Kampong Ayer today. It became the capital of the Bruneian Sultanate from the 16th century onwards, as well as in the 19th century when it became a British protectorate. The establishment of a British Residency in the 20th century saw the establishment of modern-day administration on land, as well as the gradual resettlement of the riverine dwellers to the land. During World War II, the capital was occupied by the Japanese forces from 1941 and bombed in 1945 upon liberation by Allied forces. Brunei's independence from the British was declared on 1 January 1984 on a square in the city centre. Bandar Seri Begawan is home to Istana Nurul Iman, the largest residential palace in the world by the Guinness World Records, and Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei's iconic landmark. It is also home to Kampong Ayer, the largest 'water village' in the world and nicknamed Venice of the East. It was once the host city of the 20th Southeast Asian Games in 1999 and 8th APEC Summit in 2000.


  1. Bandar Seri Begawan

    Bandar Seri Begawan with an estimated population of 140,000, is the capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Brunei. The urban area has a population of 296,500 people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandar seri begawan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bandar seri begawan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • بندر سيري بيغاوانArabic
  • Bandar Seri BegawanDanish
  • Bandar Seri BegawanGerman
  • Μπαντάρ Σερί ΜπεγκαβάνGreek
  • Bandar Seri BegawanFinnish
  • Bandar Seri BegawanFrench
  • बंदर सेरी बेगावानHindi
  • Bandar Seri BegawanIndonesian
  • バンダールスリブガワンJapanese
  • 반다르 세리 베가 완Korean
  • darum seri begawanLatin
  • Bandar Seri BegawanPortuguese
  • Бандар-Сери-БегаванRussian

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