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About Bahrain in detail
Where is Bahrain?
Bahrain, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 26 14 N 50 34 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.
What is the capital city of Bahrain?
The capital city of Bahrain is: Manama.
What is the time in Manama?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Manama is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Bahrain?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Bahrain is: .bh
What is the size of Bahrain?
The territory of Bahrain is total: 760 sq km; land: 760 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Bahrain is 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Bahrain, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Bahrain?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Bahrain is covered by water (see below), and this includes 161 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Bahrain?
The climate of Bahrain is arid: mild, pleasant winters: very hot, humid summers.
Geographical data of Bahrain
The elevation of Bahrain; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m, highest point: Jabal ad Dukhan 122 m.
The typical geographical details of Bahrain include mostly low desert plain rising gently to low central escarpment.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Bahrain is close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources; strategic location in Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western world's petroleum must transit to reach open ocean.
Resources and land use of Bahrain
The country’s main mined products are oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 11.3%; arable land 2.1%; permanent crops 3.9%; permanent pasture 5.3%; forest: 0.7%; other: 88% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Bahrain
The number of inhabitants of Bahrain is 1,378,904 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that smallest population of the Gulf States, but urbanization rate exceeds 90%; largest settlement concentration is found on the far northern end of the island in and around Manamah and Al Muharraq.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 88.8% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Bahrain is concentrated in MANAMA (capital) 411,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Bahrain
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Bahraini 46%, Asian 45.5%, other Arab 4.7%, African 1.6%, European 1%, other 1.2% (includes Gulf Co-operative country nationals, North and South Americans, and Oceanians) (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Bahrain
The spoken languages in Bahrain are the following: Arabic (official language), English, Farsi, Urdu.
What are the most important religions in Bahrain?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 70.3%, Christian 14.5%, Hindu 9.8%, Buddhist 2.5%, Jewish 0.6%, folk religion.
Further population data of Bahrain
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 19.27% (male 134,899 / female 130,792) 15-24 years: 15.76% (male 122,683 / female 94,627) 25-54 years: 56.07% (male 505,181 / female 268,034) 55-64 years: 6.05% (male 53,693 / female 29,717) 65 years and over: 2.85% (male 19,253 / female 20,025) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Bahrain is 2.33% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Bahrain the birth rate is 13.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 2.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Bahrain the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Bahrain, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Bahrain are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Bahrain
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Low oil prices have generated a budget deficit of at least a $4 billion deficit in 2016, nearly 14% of GDP. Bahrain has few options for covering this deficit, with meager foreign assets and a constrained borrowing ability, stemming in part from a sovereigOil comprises 86% of Bahraini budget revenues, despite past efforts to diversify its economy and to build communication and transport facilities for multinational firms with business in the Gulf. As part of its diversification plans, Bahrain implemented aOther major economic activities are production of aluminum - Bahrain's second biggest export after oil - finance, and construction. Bahrain continues to seek new natural gas supplies as feedstock to support its expanding petrochemical and aluminum industrIn 2011 Bahrain experienced economic setbacks as a result of domestic unrest driven by the majority Shia population, however, the economy recovered in 2012-15, partly as a result of improved tourism. In addition to addressing its current fiscal woes, Bahr.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Bahrain is $31.82 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Bahrain is 2.1% (2016 estimate) 2.9% (2015 estimate) 4.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Bahrain this is $50,300 (2016 estimate) $50,200 (2015 estimate) $49,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Bahrain produces?
The main agricultural products of Bahrain are fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products; shrimp, fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, Islamic and offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing, tourism. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, Islamic and offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing, tourism.
Drinking water source in Bahrain
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Bahrain
In Bahrain, the average number of childbirth is 1.77 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Bahrain
The average age of the population is total: 32.1 years; male: 33.5 years, female: 29.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Bahrain it is 20 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Bahrain is 12.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Bahrain. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 25 years; 15 years for Arab nationals.
Is Bahrain a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Bahrain
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Bahrain density of the hospital beds is 2.1 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Bahrain the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Bahrain the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Bahrain is 34.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Bahrain? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Bahrain are periodic droughts; dust storms.
More interesting facts about Bahrain
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. A steady decline in oil production and reserves since 1970 prompted Bahrain to take steps to diversify its economy, in the process developing successful petroleum processing and refining, aluminum production, and hospitality and retail sectors, and also to become a leading regional banking center, especially with respect to Islamic finance. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.The Sunni-led government has long struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar pro-democracy and reform protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Political talks throughout 2014 between the government and opposition and loyalist political groups failed to reach an agreement, prompting opposition political societies to boycott parliamentary and municipal council elections in late 2014. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo continues to factor into sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Bahrain: 15 August 1971 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Bahrain
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, red, the traditional color for flags of Persian Gulf states, with a white serrated band (five white points) on the hoist side; the five points represent the five pillars of Islam. Note: until 2002 the flag had eight white points, but this was reduced to five to avoid confusion with the Qatari flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Bahrain: a red field surmounted by a white serrated band with five white points; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Bahrain
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Bahrain?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Bahrain is mixed legal system of Islamic law, English common law, Egyptian civil, criminal, and commercial codes; customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Bahrain, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Assembly consists of the Consultative Council or Majlis al Shura (40 seats; members appointed by the king) and the Council of Representatives or Majlis al Nuwab (40 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote in two rounds if needed; members serve 4-year renewable terms)elections: Council of Representatives - last held in two rounds on 23 and 29 November 2014 (next to be held in November 2018)election results: Council of Representatives - percent of vote by society - NA; seats by society - Al-Asalah (Sunni Salafi) 2, Islamic Minbar (Sunni Muslim Brotherhood) 1, independent 36, other 1; note - Bahrain has societies rather than parties.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Bahrain
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Bahrain the labor force is 809,700 (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Bahrain is total: 9.2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 10.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 8.1 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Bahrain is 4.1% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Bahrain, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Bahrain the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Bahrain, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Bahrain
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Bahrain is; revenues: $4.37 billion, expenditures: $8.781 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 13.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Bahrain is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Bahrain
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate), 1.8% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 5.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Bahrain
Bahrain, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Bahrain is: $12.09 billion (2016 estimate), $14.2 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products, aluminum, textiles.
The most important export partners of Bahrain are the Saudi Arabia 3.6%, UAE 2.4%, US 2.2% (2015).
The most important imported products are: crude oil, machinery, chemicals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Saudi Arabia 29.1%, US 9.5%, China 7.6%, Japan 6.6%, Australia 5.1%, India 4.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Bahrain
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Bahrain, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Bahrain, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Bahrain; modern systemdomestic: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile-cellular telephonesinternational: country code - 973; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; tropospheric scatter to Qatar and UAE; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite ea (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Bahrain
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Bahrain: 4 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Bahrain: total: 4,122 km, paved: 3,392 km, unpaved: 730 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Bahrain: N/A.
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Facts & data about Bahrain
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Bahrain, conventional short form: Bahrain, local long form: Mamlakat al Bahrayn, local short form: Al Bahrayn, former: Dilmun, State of Bahrain, etymology: the name means "the two seas" in Arabic and refers to the water bodies surrounding the archipelago.
|Abbrevation: Bahrain||Geographic coordinates:
26 00 N, 50 33 E
|Country location: Middle East|
|Capital of Bahrain: Manama||GPS of the Capital:
26 14 N 50 34 E
|Position: Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia|
|Land area: total: 760 sq km; land: 760 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly low desert plain rising gently to low central escarpment
||Area comparative: 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 1,378,904 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.33% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.3 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.88 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.81 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.95 male(s) / female, total population: 1.54 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $12.09 billion (2016 estimate), $14.2 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $7.974 billion (2016 estimate), $8.848 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Saudi Arabia 29.1%, US 9.5%, China 7.6%, Japan 6.6%, Australia 5.1%, India 4.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 88.8% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MANAMA (capital) 411,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 32.1 years; male: 33.5 years, female: 29.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 1.259 million. Percent of population: 93.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 278,976. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 2.519 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 187 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.1% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Bahraini(s) adjective: Bahraini||National holidays: National Day, 16 December (1971)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 78.9 years. Male: 76.7 years, female: 81.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.77 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 13.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95.7%; male: 96.9%, female: 93.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of Islamic law, English common law, Egyptian civil, criminal, and commercial codes; customary law||Suffrage: 20 years of age, universal|
|Industries: petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, Islamic and offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing, tourism||Industrial production growth rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate) 2.9% (2015 estimate) 4.4% (2014 estimate)|
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