Official English Name: Kingdom of Bahrain
Official Local Name(s): مملكة البحرين
Common English Name: Bahrain
Capital: Manama

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Official Language(s)

Arabic
Secondary Languages: English, Farsi, Urdu

Resources

Oil, Associated natural gas, Nonassociated natural gas, Fish, Pearls

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Bahraini (46%), Asian (45.5%), Other Arab (4.7%), African (1.6%), European (1%)

People

Est. Population:

1,378,904

Demonym:

Bahraini

Religions:

Muslim (70.3%)
Christian (14.5%)
Hindu (9.8%)
Buddhist (2.5%)
Jewish (0.6%)

Largest City:

Manama (157,474)

Other Cities:

Riffa (121,566)

Geography

Region:

Middle East

Bodies of Water:

Persian Gulf (Surrounded)

Total Area:

60 km2
(100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

161 km

Climate

Mild and pleasant winters
Very hot and humid summers

Terrain:

Low desert plains

Highest Point

Jabal ad Dukhan (122 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Periodic droughts
Dust storms

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifah ibn Sulman Al Khalifa

Admin. Divisions

4 Governorates

Independence:

15 August 1971 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Red field surmounted by a white serrated band with five white points

Nat'l Anthem:

Bahrainona

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$50,100 (USD)

Currency

.د.ب (Bahraini Dinar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = .د.ب (Bahraini Dinar)0.38

Communication

Internet Code

.bh

Telephone Code

+973

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Cultural Notes

Gargee'an is a holiday celebrated during the month of Ramadan that bears many resemblances to Halloween (without the fright aspect) where children dress traditionally and go door-to-door, collecting nuts and candies.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ba.html (Majority of information)
http://archive.is/bQAsq (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 October 2016