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Kingdom of Bahrain

مملكة البحرين (Arabic)
Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn
Anthem: نشيد البحرين الوطني
Baḥraynunā
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[1]
Recognised languagesEnglish[2][3]
Ethnic groups
(2010[4])
Religion
Islam
Demonym(s)Bahraini
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryconstitutionalmonarchy
• Monarch
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
LegislatureNational Assembly
Consultative Council
Council of Representatives
Independence
• Declared Independence[5]
14 August 1971
15 August 1971
21 September 1971
• Kingdom of Bahrain
14 February 2002
Area
• Total
780 km2 (300 sq mi) (172nd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2018 estimate
1,569,446[6][7] (149th)
• 2010 census
1,234,571[8]
• Density
1,831.1/km2 (4,742.5/sq mi) (4th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$78.760 billion[9] (94th)
• Per capita
$52,129[9] (19th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$41.607 billion[9] (91st)
• Per capita
$27,538[9] (33rd)
HDI (2018)Steady 0.838[10]
very high · 45th
CurrencyBahraini dinar (BHD)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+973
ISO 3166 codeBH
Internet TLD.bh
Website
bahrain.bh
  1. Since 17 November 1967.[11]

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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