Welcome to Bahrain
Bahrain

Government
Bahrain Government

Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs

Population
1,701,575
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Capital
Manama

Independence Day
August 15 1971

Bahrain National Anthem
English Translation
Our Bahrain
Our King
A symbol of harmony
Its constitution is high in the place and the position
Its charter is the way of (method of) sharia, Arabism and the values
Long live the Kingdom of Bahrain
Country of nobles
Cradle of peace
Its constitution is high in the place and the position
Its charter is the way of (method of) sharia, Arabism and the values
Long live the kingdom of Bahrain
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Currency
Bahraini Dinar
BHD

Emergency numbers
999

Languages
Arabic
English
Farsi
Urdu

Police, Political parties

Bahrain Police
Agency overview : Formed 1971
Preceding agency : Bahrain Police Directorate
Jurisdiction : Government of Bahrain
Headquarters : Diwan Fort, Manama

Agency executive : Minister of Interior
Child agency : Public Security Forces

Website : http://www.interior.gov.bh/

For detailed and more information, see the source

 

 

Bahrain Political parties
Pro-government

Islamist

Al Asalah
جمعية الأصالة الإسلامية
Website : http://www.alasalah-bh.org/

Al-Menbar Islamic Society

جمعية المنبر الوطني الإسلامي
Website : http://almenber.bh/

Liberal

Al Meethaq
جمعية ميثاق العمل الوطني
Founded : 2002
Website : http://almeethaq.org/

Economists Bloc

Leftist


National Justice Movement

حركة العدالة الوطنية
Founded : 5 March 2006
Website : http://www.3dala.org/

Opposition Parties

Licensed

Islamist

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society
جمعية الوفاق الوطني الإسلامية - الوفاق
Founded : 7 November 2001
Website : http://www.alwefaq.net/

Leftist

Progressive Democratic Tribune

جمعية المنبر الديمقراطي التقدمي
Founded : 2001
Website : http://www.altaqadomi.org/

National Democratic Action Society

جمعية العمل الوطني الديمقراطي - وعد
Founded : 2002
Website : http://www.aldemokrati.org/

Unlicensed

Bahrain Freedom Movement
حركة أحرار البحرين الإسلامية
Founded : 1982
Website : http://vob.org/

Haq Movement
حركة حق حركة الحريات و الديمقراطية
Founded : November 2005
Website : http://www.haaq.org/

Youth

February 14 Youth Coalition

إئتلاف شباب ثورة 14 فبراير
Founded : March 2011

Shabeeba Society of Bahrain
جمعية الشبيبة البحرينية
Website : http://shabeebah.org/

Interesting facts

Located in a gulf between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands.

Bahrainis connected to mainland of Saudi Arabia by a 26 km long bridge called the King Fahd Causeway.

It’s thought by some to be the Garden of Eden due to Eden’s supposed resemblance to the ancient land of Dilmun which many scholars accept to be the area encompassing Bahrain.

A sizeable portion of the Bahrain land is reclaimed land that is made by filling the shallow coastlines or joining sand bars by sand or landfill.
There is a famous Mesquite tree called “Tree of Life” which is 400 years old and stands alone in the desert of Bahrain. The fact that the water source of the tree is not known attracts huge number of visitors.

Bahrain is known for its scorching summer where temperature can reach up to 45 degree Celsius and the apparent temperature along with humidity can be as high as 50 degree Celsius.

Close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources, Bahrain is a strategic location in Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western World’s petroleum must transit to reach open-ocean.

Qal’at Al Bahrain or the Bahrain fort has been listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Ever since it was declared a kingdom, Bahrain has been one of the fast developing nations and has been identified by the World Bank as a high income economy.

Bahrain exports petroleum and petroleum products, textiles and aluminum. It imports chemical, machinery and crude oil. The natural resources mainly consist of natural gas, oil and fish stocks.

TheBahrain Pearling Trail, in Muharraq, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 3.5 km trail located in the island of Muharraq, in Bahrain, that was used by pearl divers during much of Bahrain’s history until the early 1930s, when the pearl market in Bahrain crashed as a result of the introduction of cultured pearls from Japan.