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Bahrain

Official English Name: Kingdom of Bahrain

Official Local Name(s): مملكة البحرين

Common English Name: Bahrain

Capital: Manama

REGION
Middle East
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Persian Gulf (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
760 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
161 km
CLIMATE
Arid
Mild and pleasant winters
Very hot and humid summers
TERRAIN
Low desert plains
HIGHEST POINT
Jabal ad Dukhan (122 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Oil
Associated natural gas
Nonassociated natural gas
Fish
Pearls
NATURAL DISASTERS
Periodic droughts
Dust storms
DEMONYM
Bahraini
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Bahraini (46%)
Asian (45.5%)
Other Arab (4.7%)
African (1.6%)
European (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
Farsi
Urdu
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (70.3%)
Christian (14.5%)
Hindu (9.8%)
Buddhist (2.5%)
Jewish (0.6%)
POPULATION
1,378,904
LARGEST CITY
Manama (157,474)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Riffa (121,566)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifah ibn Sulman Al Khalifa
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
4 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
15 August 1971 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Red field surmounted by a white serrated band with five white points
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Bahrainona
GDP PER CAPITA
$50,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
.د.ب (Bahraini Dinar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = د.ب0.38
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bh
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+973

Gargee’an is a holiday celebrated during the month of Ramadan that bears many resemblances to Halloween (without the fright aspect) where children dress traditionally and go door-to-door, collecting nuts and candies.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ba.html (Majority of information)

http://archive.is/bQAsq (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 October 2016