Bahrain is a country in Persian Gulf area. it is a Sovereign state. This is an island nation which consists a number of Islands and is a small archipelago with 33 natural Islands and 51 artificial Islands. These 51 artificial Islands are around Bahrain Island and occupies approximately 83% of total Bahrain land area.
Bahrain location: Bahrain is located between Qatar Peninsula and north east coast of Saudi Arabia. It is connected with Saudi Arabia by 25 km long king Fahd Causeway.
Bahrain capital: The capital of Bahrain is Manama which is also the largest city of Bahrain.
Bahrain population: The population of Bahrain is around 1.2 million.
Bahrain people: out of 1.2 million population 50% of the population are are non nationals.
Bahrain area: Bahrain's total land area is very small and is approximately 780 square kilometres, making it the third smallest country in Asia. Other two countries which are smaller than Bahrain are Maldives and Singapore.
Bahrain history: As a history in brief, Bahrain was the place of ancient Dilmun civilization. Bahrain came to fame from ancient fisheries of pearls. In the 19th, century the pearls generated from Bahrain were known as the world's best pearls. There was an Arab rule over Bahrain and after that Portuguese ruled the country from 1521 To 1602. After its conquest by Shah Abbas I who hailed from the Safavid Dynasty under the Persian Empire in 1783, Bahrain was captured by Bani Utbah from Nasr Al-Madhkur and since then, the country has been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. Ahmed Al Fateh was Bahrain’s first hakim.
Bahrain was an Emirate which declared Islamic constitutional monarchy in 2002. Bahrain had become British protectorate following various treaty with United Kingdom in late 1800. Bahrain declared independence in 1971.
Bahrain got disturbed after 2011 due to the protests from people under the influence of the regional Arab Spring. Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifa royal family was accused of Human Rights abuses including imprisonment, torture and execution of it's descendants, Shia Muslim population and political figures.
Bahrain religion: Bahrain converted into Islam from very early stages of origin of Islam during the time of Prophet Mohammed in 628 CE.
Bahrain economy: Bahrain was the first country which developed economy in Persian Gulf after the evolution of petroleum in the gulf area. It invested money in banking and tourism sector and due to this reason, many of the world's biggest financial institutions have presence in the capital of Bahrain. By the growth of economy and accumulation of wealth Bahrain has high Human Development Index and it is recognised by the World bank also. it is a member of GCC, OIC, UN, Arab League and Non-Aligned Movement.
Bahrain tourism: Bahrain is the combination five thousand years of civilisation and modern Arab culture. It consists of forts as Qalat Al Bahrain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bahrain National Museum which exibits some 9000 years country's history. the Beit Al Quran museum, which has Islamic artefacts of the Qur'an. Al Khamis Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the region, the Arad fort in Muharraq, Barbar temple, an ancient temple from the Dilmunite period of Bahrain, A'ali Burial Mounds and the Saar temple are some tourist attractions. There is a 400-year-old tree named Tree of Life that grows in the Sakhir desert with no nearby water is an attraction for tourists too.
Scuba diving, bird watching and horse riding are also tourist attractions. In the capital Manama, Bahrain City Centre, Seef Mall in the Seef district of Manama, the Manama Souq and Gold Souq in the old district of Manama are also places of tourist attractions.
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