Facts about Bahrain
Official languages: Arabic, English, Persian, Urdu
Area: 665 km²
Population: 738,004 residents
Population density: 1,109.78 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .bh
ISO codes: BH, BHR, 48
The dialing code for Bahrain is +973
Flag of Bahrain
The flag of Bahrain is composed of a red and white stripe, separated from each other by a zigzag line formed by five triangles. Originally there were more triangles, but their number was reduced to five in 2002 to symbolize the five pillars of Islam. Red is the traditional color of the Persian Gulf countries. The white stripe was added to the flag in 1820 after the creation of a naval pact with Great Britain, which, among other things, stipulated the obligation to mark all non-pirate ships’ flags with a white stripe. The flag in its current form was adopted in 1932 and is often confused with the flag of Qatar, which, however, has more “teeth” than the Bahraini flag and its shape is more elongated.
Bahrain is an island nation in an archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. See Bahrain Location on World Map. The name Bahrain means “two seas”. The island has literally two seas: the sea that surrounds the island and a sea of groundwater. A dam, completed in 1986, connects the country with the Saudi coast.
Bahrain was the first Gulf emirate to export oil. The intensively used oil and natural gas reserves are expected to be exhausted in 2015. That is why attempts are being made to expand the service sector with offshore banking, insurance and tourism.
Biggest Cities of Bahrain by Population
Manama is the largest city in Bahrain and serves as the nation’s capital. It is located on Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf and has a population of over 157 thousand people. Manama is a bustling city known for its vibrant nightlife, modern architecture, and stunning beaches. The city is home to many cultural attractions such as museums, art galleries, theaters, and religious sites that draw visitors from around the world. The economy of Manama is largely based on tourism and banking.
The second largest city in Bahrain is Muharraq with a population of over 80 thousand people. This ancient port city dates back thousands of years and has been an important trading center for centuries. It is known for its traditional markets selling spices, fabrics, jewelry, antiques, and other goods from around the world. Muharraq also offers many cultural attractions such as old mosques and fortresses along with modern shopping malls and restaurants that cater to tourists.
Riffa is another major city in Bahrain with a population of over 67 thousand people. It was once an important agricultural center but today it serves primarily as an industrial hub with many factories producing textiles, machinery, electronics products, furniture, foodstuffs etc. Riffa also has some interesting cultural attractions such as mosques dating back centuries ago along with modern shopping malls offering international brands.
The fourth largest city in Bahrain is Hamad Town which has a population of just under 56 thousand people. Hamad Town serves primarily as a residential area but it also offers some interesting cultural attractions such as historical sites from ancient civilizations that once inhabited this area along with modern shopping malls offering international brands from all over the world.
Finally there’s A’ali which has a population of around 42 thousand people making it the fifth largest city in Bahrain. A’ali was once an important trading port but today it serves primarily as an industrial center producing textiles and other goods for export around the world while also offering some interesting cultural attractions such as old mosques and fortresses dating back centuries ago along with modern shopping malls catering to tourists from all over the globe looking for unique souvenirs or gifts to take home with them after their visit here.
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|5||Madinat Hamad, Bahrain||52,829||26.1153||50.5069|
|6||Madinat `Isa, Bahrain||38,201||26.1736||50.5478|
|8||Jidd Hafs, Bahrain||31,846||26.2186||50.5478|
|9||Al Hadd, Bahrain||12,908||26.2456||50.6542|
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital Manama is also the largest city on Bahraini territory. In contrast to many neighboring countries, the Kingdom of Bahrain has not only relied on oil for a long time, but has instead expanded its financial sector extensively. Accordingly, the capital is dominated by tall glass buildings that form the country’s international financial center. You can find many banks here.