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Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain
مملكة البحرين
Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn
Flag of Bahrain
Coat of arms of Bahrain
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: نشيد البحرين الوطني
Bahrainona
Our Bahrain
Location of  Bahrain  (circled in red)
Location of  Bahrain  (circled in red)
Capital
and largest city
Manama
26°13′N 50°35′E / 26.217°N 50.583°E / 26.217; 50.583
Official languages Arabic
Ethnic groups (2010)
  • 50.7% Arabs (46% Bahraini)
  • 45.5% South Asian
  • 1.6% African
  • 1% European
  • 1.2% Other
Religion Islam
Demonym
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• King
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Legislature National Assembly
Consultative Council
Council of Representatives
Independence
• Declared Independence
14 August 1971
• from United Kingdom
15 August 1971
Area
• Total
765 km2 (295 sq mi) (173rd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,378,000 (155th)
• 2010 census
1,234,571
• Density
1,626.6/km2 (4,212.9/sq mi) (7th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$66.369 billion (96th)
• Per capita
$50,302 (13th)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$31.823 billion (98th)
• Per capita
$24,119 (31st)
HDI (2014) Increase 0.824
very high · 45th
Currency Bahraini dinar (BHD)
Time zone AST (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +973
ISO 3166 code BH
Internet TLD .bh
  1. Since 17 November 1967.

Bahrain (Listeni/bɑːˈrn/; Arabic: البحرين‎‎ About this sound al-Baḥrayn), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎‎ About this sound Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn) is a small Arab monarchy in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain consists of a group of islands between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. It is an island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf in the Middle East. It is a small archipelago centered on Bahrain Island, its largest land mass. It is just 23 km (14 mi) east off Saudi Arabia, connected to it through the King Fahd Causeway. The peninsula of Qatar is also nearby, about 50 km (31 mi) to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. Iran lies 200 km (124 mi) to the north across the Persian Gulf. The population in 2010 stood at 1,234,567, including 666,172 non-nationals. It is 780 km2 in size, making it the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.


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