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Where is Bahrain?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Bahrain covers 760 square kilometers of land, making it the 192nd largest nation in terms of land area.

Bahrain became an independent state in 1971, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Bahrain is 1,248,348 (2012) and the nation has a density of 1643 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD). As well, the people of Bahrain are refered to as Bahraini.

The dialing code for the country is 973 and the top level internet domain for Bahraini sites is .bh.

Bahrain does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Bahrain section.

Quick facts

Population 1,248,348
Density 1,642.6 / km2 ( 4,254.2 / mi2 )
Language Arabic
Independence Year 1971
Capital Manama (Manama)
Currency Bahraini Dinar
GDP 33,868,989,362 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 27,131 (2014 data)
Land Area 760 km2 (293 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 50.377
Maximum Longitude 50.820
Mininum Latitude 25.790
Maximum Latitude 26.307

What is the capital of Bahrain?

map showing the location of Bahrain
Location of Manama on a map.

Manama is the capital city of Bahrain. It has a population of 147,074, and is located on a latitue of 26.22 and longitude of 50.58.

Manama is also the political center of Bahrain, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Manama, the Capital Of Bahrain

City Manama
Country Bahrain
Population 147,074
Longitude 50.58320000
Latitude 26.21536000
Elevation 5 meters over sea level

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Rank City Population
#2Al Muharraq97,458
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#4Dar Kulayb65,466
#5Madinat Hamad52,718

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.