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Bahrain is a small island country in the south west of Asia.

Bahrain has a border on the Persian Gulf.

The land is a mainly low desert plains.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Bahrain, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 26 00N
Longitude - 50 33E


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Check the weather in Bahrain now.

This is the time in Manama now

bahrain The Bahraini flag is red with a jagged white band on the flag pole side.

The capital of Bahrain is Manama.

Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy with a president as head of state and s head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 20 can vote.

The currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini dinar.

Arabic is the official language.

Hear the National Anthem

These are the anthem words


We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Bahrain to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.

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The total land area of Bahrain is 760 sq kms which is the 48th largest in Asia.

Bahrain has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Bahrain has no boundary with any country.

Bahrain has a coastline of 161 kms which is the 34th longest in Asia.

The highest point in Bahrain is Jabal ad Dukham at 135 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. bahrain

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The total population of Bahrain is 1.38 million people, making it the 44th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 0.54 million are females and 0.84 million are males.

A person from Bahrain is called a Bahraini.

To be a citizen of Bahrain, your father must be a citizen of Bahrain. It is not sufficient to be born in Bahrain. You have to live in Bahrain for 25 years, 15 if you are a national of another Arab country, before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Bahrain, by population are:-

  • Manama 147,074 people
  • Al Muharraq 97,458
  • Ar Rifa 79,550
  • Dar Kulayb 65,466
  • Madinat Hamad 52,718
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. bahrainEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.


88.8% of the people live in cities or towns.

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The birth rate in Bahrain is 13.5 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Bahrain is 2.7 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 8.1 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 10.2 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 29.5 and for males is 33.8. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 3.0. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 33.1. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Bahrain spends 5.0% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.92 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

29.8% of the population are estimated as obese.

99.2% of the urban population and 99.2% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

100% of Bahrainns have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.


Bahrain releases 37.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 28th highest in Asia.

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Bahrain spends 2.6% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Bahrain. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 15 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes at the end of June. There is usually a 3 week break at Christmas, a 1 week break in April and a one week break in the middle of each term.

93.5% of females and 96.9% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

5.3% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 12.2% are unemployed while with males 2.6% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Bahrain is 831,600.

bahrainThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
3.7% of the workforce are unemployed.

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There are 4 airports in Bahrain, which is the 44th highest number in Asia.

There are no railways in Bahrain.

There are 3,392 kilometres of roads in Bahrain, which means Bahrain is in 43rd place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.

There are 7 major national newspapers in Bahrain.

There are 2.99 million mobile phone users.

21% of the people have a fixed landline.


1.35 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).

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