Bahrain

This article is about the country in Arab Peninsula. For other uses, see Bahrain (disambiguation). Country in the Persian Gulf

Bahrain (/bɑːˈreɪn/ (listen) bar-AYN; Arabic: البحرين‎, romanized::al-Baḥrayn, IPA::, locally (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎ Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn), is a country in the Persian Gulf. The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 50 natural islands and an additional 33 artificial islands, centered around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. The country is situated between the Qatari peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre (16:mi) King Fahd Causeway. According to the 2020 census, Bahrain's population numbers 1,501,635 people, of which 712,362 are Bahraini nationals. At 760 square kilometres (290:sq:mi) in size, it is the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. The capital and largest city is Manama.

Bahrain is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilization. It has been famed since antiquity for its pearl fisheries, which were considered the best in the world into the 19th century. Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to be influenced by Islam, during the lifetime of Muhammad in 628 CE. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was ruled by the Portuguese Empire from 1521 until 1602, following the conquest by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty. In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahra... ...read more

King of Bahrain
3 months ago

King of Bahrain ... The King of the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: ملك مملكة البحرين‎) is the monarch and head of state of Bahrain. Between 1783 and 1971, the Bahraini monarch...

Bahrain national football team
3 months ago

Bahrain national football team ... The Bahrain national football team (Arabic: منتخب البحرين لكرة القدم‎) represents Bahrain in international football and is controlled by the Bahrain Football...

Economy of Bahrain
3 months ago

Economy of Bahrain ... The economy of Bahrain is heavily dependent upon oil and gas. The Bahraini currency is the second-highest-valued currency unit in the world. Since the...

Demographics of Bahrain
3 months ago

Demographics of Bahrain ... This article is about the demographic features of the population of Bahrain, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace...

Flag of Bahrain
3 months ago

Flag of Bahrain ... The national flag of Bahrain (Arabic: علم البحرين‎) consists of a white band on the left, separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that...

Shia in Bahrain
3 months ago

Shia in Bahrain ... Shia Islam in Bahrain is estimated to be approximately 70% of the Muslim population in Bahrain. This number is disputed, with the Sunni royal family placing...

Team Bahrain Victorious
1 month ago

Team Bahrain Victorious ... Team Bahrain Victorious (UCI team code: TBV) is a UCI WorldTeam cycling team from Bahrain which was founded in 2017. Its title sponsor is the government...

History of Bahrain
3 months ago

History of Bahrain ... Bahrain was the central location of the ancient Dilmun civilization. Bahrain's strategic location in the Persian Gulf has brought rule and influence from...

Geography of Bahrain
3 months ago

Geography of Bahrain ... The Kingdom of Bahrain consists of Bahrain Island and 33 of the p37 Bahrain Islands, lying in the Persian Gulf's Gulf of Bahrain off the north shore of...

Governorates of Bahrain
1 day ago

Governorates of Bahrain ... Bahrain is divided into four Governorates: the Capital, Northern, Southern and Muharraq. Until September 2014, there were five, when the Central Governorate...

Bahrain, Pakistan
3 months ago
RCSI-Bahrain
3 months ago
Bahrain International Airport
3 months ago
2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
1 month ago
Politics of Bahrain
3 months ago
Manama
3 months ago
The Avenues, Bahrain
3 months ago
This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia® - the free encyclopedia created and edited by its online user community. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.