Bahrain is a water surrounded country in the Middle East that comprises more than 30 islands in the Arabian Gulf. Since antiquity, the majority of the trade performed has its routes from Bahrain.
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- 0.1 Capital of Bahrain
- 0.2 Prime Minister of Bahrain
- 1 Holidays in Bahrain
Capital of Bahrain
The capital of Bahrain is Manama. This modern city houses Bahrain National Museum which showcases ancient Dilmun civilization artifacts that got a lot of development in the region of millennia. The best thing about this city is the thriving Bab al-Bahrain bazaar where different ranges of colorful handwoven fabrics and pearls exist.
Prime Minister of Bahrain
Current Prime Minister of Bahrain is Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who has been the Prime Minister of Bahrain from 1970. Right now Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa is the longest-serving Prime Minister in the world.
Population of Bahrain
According to the latest United Nations estimate, the current population of Bahrain is 1,615,636 as of March 10, 2019. This one million plus number is just 0.02% of the total world population. According to population, Bahrain ranks at 152 and 79.2% of the population is urban.
Area of Bahrain
The total land area of Bahrain is 760 sq. Kilometers which is equivalent to 293 sq. miles. For
The national flag of Bahrain consists of a white band on the left, separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line.
The currency of Bahrain is Bahraini Dinar which is two times expensive than a dollar. The currency symbol is BD.
Religion of Bahrain
The majority of Bahrain population is Muslim which is about 66% to 70% of all the population which includes both Shi’a and Sunni. Similarly, there are around 1,000 Christians citizens and around 40 Jewish citizens.
Dialing Code of Bahrain
The dialing code of Bahrain is +973 which is dialed after the IDD. This dialing code is used with each area code of the country.
Airports of Bahrain
Right now there is one Airport known as Bahrain International Airport and a Bahrain Air Base which is used by the Air Force. The Bahrain International Airport is located in Muharraq. Right now the Airport is going through a 1.1 billion dollar expansion which is going to increase the passenger capacity to 14 million by the end of 2019.
Top destinations of Bahrain
Among the top destinations of Bahrain are Manama, Muharraq, Riffa, Seef, Juffair, Sitra, Hawar Islands, Adliya, Arad, Isa Town, A’ali, Zallaq, Budaiya, Al Hidd and many more.
GDP of Bahrain
According to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations, the GDP of Bahrain is about to reach 36.00 USB Billion by the end of 2019 and can reach to 20 Billion US dollars in 2020.
Sports of Bahrain
Like other countries, Bahrain comes in the list of sports enthusiasts countries. The most popular sport in Bahrain is Football but some other sports which are commonly played in Bahrain are basketball, volleyball, and handball. Similarly, horse racing, mixed martial arts, and rugby union are also getting the attention of people.
Holidays in Bahrain
|Tuesday||January 01||New Year’s Day|
|Wednesday||May 01||Labor Day|
|Tuesday||June 04||Eid Al Fitr Holiday||End of Ramadan|
|Wednesday||June 05||Eid Al Fitr Holiday|
|Thursday||June 06||Eid Al Fitr Holiday|
|Sunday||August 11||Eid Al-Adha Holiday||Feast of the Sacrifice|
|Monday||August 12||Eid Al-Adha Holiday|
|Tuesday||August 13||Eid Al-Adha Holiday|
|Saturday||August 31||Hijri New Year||Islamic New Year|
|Sunday||September 08||Ashoora Eve||9th Day of Muharram|
|Monday||September 09||Ashoora||10th Day of Muharram|
|Saturday||November 09||Birthday of Prophet Muhammad SAW||Subject to confirmation|
|Monday||December 16||National day||Two days Holiday|
|Tuesday||December 17||National Day Holiday|