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Bahrain's Information

Flag of Bahrain
Land Area 760 km2
Total Area 760km2 (#172)
Population 1,378,904 (#154)
Population Density 1,814.35/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $66.37 Billion
GDP Per Capita $50,300
Currency Dinar (BHD)
More Information Bahrain
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Note: There are no specific travel warnings at this time. However, demonstrations and protests are common occrrences. The government has imposed a curfew on the waterways around Bahrain from 6pm to 4am. There was a fatal bomb explosion near Al Daih in March, 2014. Vigilance is strongly recommended.

For further information about Bahrain, read below:

The 'Tree of Life', growing in the country's arid desert, with no visible source of water, best describes Bahrain: "Full of surprises and contradictions."

The capital city of Manama's skyline reflects the old - with mosques and minarets, and the new - with modern, stylish skyscrapers.

A shopping trip to the Soukh market offers all types of wares, including luxurious fabrics and regional fashions, jewelry of all description, exotic spices, and the flavors and scents of locally-grown produce.

Other must-see attractions include the Al-Khamis Mosque, Arad Fort, Bahrain (Portuguese) Fort, the Royal Tombs, Muharraq Island and Oil Well No. 1, the first oil well in Bahrain and the entire Gulf Region.

For the sport enthusiasts Bahrain offers thoroughbred horse racing, world-class golf courses, and many scuba diving venues.

  • Calling Code: 973
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Rumors are that Bahrain has two types of climate: hot and hotter.

    During the summer's peak, it is very hot outside - temperatures can climb as high as 93° F (34° C). Humidity is high. Light clothes and sunglasses are strongly advised.

    Winter weather temperatures average in the 60's F (teens Celsius).

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Bahrain Travel Advice and Warnings

Bahrain Trivia

What is the biggest city in Bahrain?

Manama is the biggest city in Bahrain with a population of over 154,000 people.

Biggest Cities In Bahrain

Where is Bahrain?

Bahrain is a small island country located in the Persian Gulf.

Fun Facts about Bahrain

What Languages are Spoken in Bahrain?

Arabic is the official language of Bahrain, although English is also spoken widely across the country.

What Languages Are Spoken in Bahrain?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Bahrain?

Bahrain has a wealth of natural resources including arable land, forests, fish, oil, and natural gas.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Bahrain?

Are There Any UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bahrain?

The UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bahrain are Muharraq Island and the Ancient Qal’at al-Bahrain Harbor City.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Bahrain

What Kind of Government Does Bahrain have?

Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy where the King of Bahrain appoints the government of the country.

What Type Of Government Does Bahrain Have?

About the Author

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