Facts About Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain or simply Bahrain is an island country which is located in the Persian Gulf. The Saudi Arabia is located to the west of it, and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway. Qatar is located to the south of the Gulf of Bahrain. Arabic is the primary language of the country although English, Persian and Urdu are also spoken. Its natural resources mainly consist of oil, natural gas and fish stocks.

 Interesting & Fun Facts About Bahrain 
  • The island country of Bahrain is spread over a total area of about 665sq.kms. It is a country which experiences some arid, mild winters and very long and humid summers.
  • Bahrain is an amalgamation of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, which are situated between the east coast of Saudi Arabia and the Qatar Peninsula.
  • The capital of Bahrain is Manama, and it is 3 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time.
  • The total amount of arable land in Bahrain constitutes to just about 2.82% of the total available area. Desert constitutes about 92% of the total land.
  • Since Bahrain's independence, there have been continuous conflicts between the ruling Sunni tribe and the Shiite majority.
  • A new Constitution was formed in the year 2002 which provided for an elected Parliament and gave the women the right to vote for the first time.
  • Bahrain has been proposed as a site for the Biblical Garden of Eden.
  • Bahrain is one of the fastest growing economies in the whole of Arab world.
  • The term 'Bahrain' is an Arabic word which means two sources of water, sweet water springs and salty water in the seas that surrounds the island country.
  • Bahrain was captured by the Al Khalifa family in the year 1782; they captured it from the Persians. It was King Hamad bin Isa Alkhalifa who introduced many economic and political reforms, after he came to power.
  • The whole economy of Bahrain is based on oil and oil reserves. It is a very important financial center of the Arab world.
  • The relationship within a family runs very high in Bahrain. Bahraini people love dance and music and hence their culture is rich in various kinds of art forms.


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