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Bahrain Facts

  • Name: Bahrain
    (long form) Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Capital City: Manama (157,474 pop.)
    (329,510 metro)
  • Bahrain Population: 1,281,332 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
    (conversion rates)

    Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
    1/2 Dinar
  • Ethnicity: Bahraini 62.4%, non-Bahraini 37.6%
  • GDP total: $32.44 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $28,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Manama, Al Muharraq, Ar Rifa, Dar Kulayb, Madinat Hamad, Madinat Isa, Sitrah, Jidd Hafs, Al Hadd
  • Name: From the Arabic word bahrayn, which is the double form of bahr, meaning "sea" or "two seas"
  • National Day: December 16
  • Religion: Muslim (Shia and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, other 9.8%
  • Symbols

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.