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Facts about the island Kingdom of Bahrain

Head of the Kingdom His Majesty the King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
National Day December 16
Population 1,039,297 (Jan 2010)
History Bahrain is the ancient site of the immortal land of Dilmun, religious centre to Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians, as proven by many archaeological excavations
Geography An archipelago of 36 islands, Bahrain and Muharraq are the two largest
Location / Area Size Arabian Gulf, 741.4 Square Kilometers
Capital Manama
Languages Arabic, English widely spoken
Religion Islam
Currency Bahraini Dinar
Weekly holidays Friday, Saturday
Time Zone 3 hours ahead of GMT (GMT+3)
Dialing Code +973
Internet TLD .bh
Climate Summer: July-September, very hot and humid (35°C to 45°C). Winter: December to February, cool or mild with occasional rain (10°C - 20°C). Remaining months: March to June and October to November, warm with occasional pleasant breezes (20°C - 35°C).
The Bahrain sails. Discover the True Islam at the Al Fateh Mosque. Bab Al Bahrain, the gateway to Bahrain. Bahrain World Trade Center, award winning architectural design

Telephone: +973 1774 2282  •  Fax: +973 1774 2287  •  Email:  •  Post: P.O. Box 26069, Manama, Bahrain

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