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Bahrain, a state in the Persian Gulf that comprises over 20 islands and archipelagos. Three quarters of the population live on the main island of Bahrain. The economic basis is the oil, which has been extracted here since 1932. However, since the end of the production is foreseeable due to the dwindling stocks, the processing industry (e.g. aluminum and textile industry) is becoming more and more important.
Bahrain was under British protection until 1971; since 2002 it has been a constitutional monarchy (kingdom).
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Bahrain. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Kingdom of Bahrain
- License plate: BRN
- ISO-3166: BH, BHR (48)
- Internet domain:.bh
- Currency: 1 Bahraini dinar (BD) = 1,000 fils
- Area: 771 km²
- Population (2019): 1.6 million
- Capital: Manama
- Official language (s): Arabic
- Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
- Administrative division: 5 governorates
- Head of State: King Hamad Ibn Isa al-Khalifa
- Head of government: Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa
- Religion (s) (2017): 74% Muslims; 9% Christians, 17% others
- Time zone: Central European Time +2 hours
- National Day: December 16
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): Arabian Peninsula
- Position (coordinates): between 26 ° 28 ‘and 25 ° 37’ north latitude and 50 ° 33 ‘and 50 ° 33’ east longitude
- Climate: desert climate with high humidity
- Highest mountain: J. ad-Dukhan (134 m)
- Road network (2010): 3,392 km (paved), 730 km (unpaved)
- Annual population growth (2020): 2.1%
- Birth rate (2020): 12.7 per 1000 residents.
- Death rate (2020): 2.8 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 32.9 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 79.4 years (men 77.1; women 81.8)
- Age structure (2020): 18.5% younger than 15 years, 3.4% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15-year-olds and older) (2018): 97.5%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2017): 158 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 96 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2018): US $ 25,850
- Total GDP (2018): US $ 38 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 22,110
- Education expenditure (2017): 2.3% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 3.7% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2017): 1.3%
The position of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, a real hinge between Egypt, Mesopotamia and India, has profoundly influenced the national costume since ancient times, which is far more open and cosmopolitan than the other states of the Arabian Peninsula. Although inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the rich archaeological area of Qal’at al-Bahrain (inscribed in the UNESCO heritage list in 2005), which testifies to an uninterrupted human presence starting from the fourth millennium BC. C. until the modern age, the country retains few traces of its past: the mosque of Suq al-Kahamis in Bilad al-Qadim, dating back at least in part to the 7th-9th century, some 15th-17th century mosques and houses of traditional architecture. The emirate counts on an important folkloric musical tradition, in whose heritage the fidjeri, or the working songs of pearl fishermen, stand out. The government of the country is committed to safeguarding the ancient craft traditions, such as the production of ceramics or baskets of palm leaves, in which the workers of the various villages have specialized. The wealth produced by oil extraction has allowed the flourishing of a large number of cultural institutions, such as the Bahrain National Museum (located in Al Muharraq), which houses important archaeological and ethnographic collections, and the Beit Al Qur’an (Manama), custodian of one of the most remarkable collections of manuscript specimens of the Koran, which clearly testify to the development of calligraphic art in Islam in territories between China and Spain. The island’s vibrant artistic life revolves around a small number of private galleries. The gastronomic traditions of Bahrain do not differ from those common to the whole Arab world: the most usual dishes are the makbus, meat or fish accompanied by spiced rice, and the classic shawarmah burger. Coffee is very popular: it is possible to taste different flavored varieties, in coffee shops (often reserved for men only) or in private homes, offered as a sign of hospitality.