Bandar Seri Begawan

Bandar Seri Begawan, (Jawi: بندر سري بڬاوان ) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Sultanate o Brunei.

Bandar Seri Begawan

بندر سري بڬاوان
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque 02.jpg
Bandar or BSB
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Coordinates: 4°53′25″N 114°56′32″E / 4.89028°N 114.94222°E / 4.89028; 114.94222Coordinates: 4°53′25″N 114°56′32″E / 4.89028°N 114.94222°E / 4.89028; 114.94222
Kintra Brunei
DestrictBrunei Muara
 • City100.36 km2 (38.75 sq mi)
 • City200,000
 • Density1395/km2 (3,610/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+673 02
Mean solar time   UTC+07:39:00


Habitation on the banks o the Brunei River can be traced back tae the 7t century whaur thare haed been settlements seemilar tae those in Kampong Ayer, locatit on auries close tae the present site o the Brunei Museum.

Seri Begawan wis named efter the Sultan's late faither Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien on 5 October 1970, its oreeginal name bein Bandar Brunei. Begawan is a name gien tae Bruneian monarchs who hae abdicatit, oreeginally comin frae the Sanskrit wird for "god": भगवान bhagavān. Seri an aa comes frae the honorific Sanskrit wird Sri. Bandar, comes frae Persian بندر via Indian leids an means "port" or "haven" (bandar means "toun" in Malay).

On 1 August 2007, The Sultan o Brunei gae consent for the extension o Bandar Seri Begawan frae 12.87 square kilometres tae 100.36 square kilometres.