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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). 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 (Malay: kampung). Each District Office manages the mukims and villages which are within its district.
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(also the capital of Brunei)
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