Bahrain


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Bahrain / Kingdom of Bahrain

البحرين‎   al-Baḥrayn / مملكة البحرين   Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn (Arabic)

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  • Country in Arabian (Persian) Gulf, the third-smallest country in Asia (after the Maldives and Singapore); an archipelago consisting of Bahrain Island, 40 natural islands, 51 artificial islands
  • Capital: Manama
  • Largest cities: Manama
  • Population: 1,569,446; density: 1,831.1/km² (3rd highest in the world)
  • Official language: Arabic
  • Borders: Saudi Arabia (via King Fahd Causeway)
  • Seas: Arabian (Persian) Gulf
  • Area: 780 km²
  • Highest point: Jabal ad Dukhan (122 m)
  • Lowest point: Arabian (Persian) Gulf (0 m)
  • Natural hazards: periodic droughts; dust storms
  • Climate: arid climate; two seasons: an extremely hot summer (April to October, afternoon temperatures average: 39°C, reach 46°C) and a relatively mild winter
  • Religion: Islam
  • Government: unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • National day: 16 December (Independence Day: 15 August 1971)
  • Currency: ​Bahraini dinar (BHD)
  • Time zone: UTC+3 (AST)
  • Calling code: +973
  • ISO 3166 code: BH
  • Internet TLD: .bh
  • Driving side: right
  • Electricity: 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, plug type G

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Sights / Things to do and see in Bahrain:


GOVERNORATES


Capital Governorate

Manama, Jid Ali, Ras Rumman, Jidd Haffs (part)

Sights / Things to do and see in Bahrain – Capital Governorate:


Muharraq Governorate

Muharraq Island (with Bahrain International Airport): Muharraq, Busaiteen, Al Hadd

Sights / Things to do and see in Bahrain – Muharraq Governorate:

  • Arad Fort – in Arad on Muharraq Island, a fort from 15th century.
  • Bu Maher Fort / Abu Maher Fort – a fort situated in Muharraq, part of the Bahrain Pearling Trail (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Bahrain Pearling Trail / Bahrain Pearling Pathway – a serial cultural heritage site (UNESCO World Heritage List): three oyster beds (north), a segment of the coast and the seafront Bu Mahir fortress (Muharraq Island), 17 buildings (among them: Bayt Siyadi / Siyadi House) in Muharraq (and 3.5-km-long pathway). Ξ Unsesco webpage
  • Amwaj Islands: on the beach
  • Dohar-Arad Lagoon
  • Dive Bahrain – the worldlagest unerwater theme park, with sunken Boeing 747; Ξ Dive Bahrain website

Northern Governorate

Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah al Shamaliyah, Jidd Haffs and Madinat Hamad, Al Garum Islands

Sights / Things to do and see in Bahrain – Northern Governorate:

  • Khamis Mosque – in Khamis, it is said to be the oldest mosque in Bahrain (7th century).

Southern Governorate

Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Ar Rifa’ wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Juzur Hawar (Hawar Islands)

Sights / Things to do and see in Bahrain – Southern Governorate:


PLACES (A-Z)


Al Qalah Amwaj Islands | BusaiteenManamaMuharraq


A VIEW FROM THE TOP (aerial photography)


A view from the top: Bahrain