- Type: Sultanate (Malay Islamic Monarchy).
- Independence: January 1, 1984.
- Constitution: 1959.
Executive–Sultan is both head of state and Prime Minister, presiding over a 14-member cabinet.
Legislative–a Legislative Council has been reactivated after a 20-yearsuspension to play an advisory role for the Sultan.
Judicial (based; on Indian penal code and English common law)–magistrates courts, High Court, Court of Appeals, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (sits in London).
Four districts–Brunei-Muara, Belait, Tutong, and Temburong