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Kingdom of Bahrain
مملكة البحرين(in Arabic)
Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn
Anthem: نشيد البحرين الوطني
Bahrainona
Our Bahrain
Location of  Bahrain  (circled in red)
Location of  Bahrain  (circled in red)
Capital
and largest city
Manama
26°13′N50°35′E / 26.217°N 50.583°E / 26.217; 50.583
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups(2010[1])
  • 50.7% Arab (46% Bahraini, 4.7% other Arabs)
  • 45.5% South Asian
  • 1.6% African
  • 1% European
  • 1.2% Other
ReligionIslam
DemonymBahraini
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutional monarchy
• King
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
LegislatureNational Assembly
Consultative Council
Council of Representatives
Independence
• Declared Independence[2]
14 August 1971
15 August 1971
Area
• Total
765 km2 (295 sq mi) (173rd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,378,000[3] (155th)
• 2010 census
1,234,571 [4]
• Density
1,626.6/km2 (4,212.9/sq mi) (7th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$69.922 billion[5] (96th)
• Per capita
$51,956[5] (13th)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$34.310 billion[5] (98th)
• Per capita
$25,494[5] (31st)
HDI (2014)Increase 0.824[6]
very high · 45th
CurrencyBahraini dinar (BHD)
Time zoneAST(UTC+3)
Drives on theright[a]
Calling code+973
ISO 3166 codeBH
Internet TLD.bh
  1. Since 17 November 1967.[7]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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