The State of Brunei Darussalam is located in South East Asia and its capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan. The land area of the Islamic Absolute Monarchy is 5,765 square kilometers with a population of 381,371 in 2008. The country is located on the north coast of the island of Borneo and is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia except for its coastline facing the South China Sea. It gained its independence in January 1984 from the United Kingdom. The country consists of two unconnected parts, with the bustling metropolitan area being the western part while the eastern part is a mountainous region. Its primary product is oil and natural gas and much of its earnings as a nation come from the investments made by the government in many other ventures outside the country. The country's planners are busy in creating internal structures that would allow the country to be further integrated into the world economy. Its future plans include the upgrading of the labor force, reduction of unemployment, development of the banking and tourism sectors to widen the economic base of the country. There are also a significant number of overseas contract workers in the country to assist in the many industrial and commercial sectors of the country.

The country is divided into four districts, namely Belait, Brunei and Muara, Temburong and Tutong and each district is further subdivided into mukims or sub districts.

The country has its own first class airline, the Royal Brunei Airways and the hub for this airline is Brunei International Airport located in the country's capital of Bandar Seri Begawan.