Bahrain

Bahrain's flagLocation: Southwest Asia
Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1971 / 1971
Capital city: Manama
Population: 800,000 / 2930 people per sq mile (1133 people per sq km)
Total land area: 239 square miles (620 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Arabic
Main religions: Muslim (mainly Shi’a) 99%, Other 1%
Ethnic mix: Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, Other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%
Government type: Mixed monarchical–parliamentary system
Currency: Bahraini dinar = 1000 fils
Literacy rate: 91%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): Not available


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