Bahrain

 
   
General Information

Capital: Manama

Population: 606,000

Land Area: 678 sqkm

Per Capita GNP: $7640

Under 5 Mortality Rate: 16 (per thousand)

Adult Literacy: 87%(M); 73%(F)

Fertility Rate: 2.7

Life Expectancy: 72.1(M); 76.3(F)

Urbanization Rate: 92%

Major Language: Arabic

Major Religion: Islam

Government Type: Monarchy

* Data are from UNSD, UNICEF and CIA World Factbook


Internet Resources

Government Homepage

Embassy of Bahrain in Washington D.C.

A Country Study
Comprehensive information about Bahrain, including the economy, history,
geography, culture, society, etc.

CIA World Factbook
This site contains detailed information the country's population, economic situation,
political system, natural resources, etc.

History
An overview of the pre-Islamic periods of Dilmun, the Umayyad and Abbasid
empires, the discovery of oil, and modern stability.

News
The leading English newspaper in Bahrain.

Tourist information
Official website of Tourism Affairs. Range of information on Bahrain including its
national parks, accommodations, museums, and tourist attraction.

Other links
Comprehensive guide to many aspects of this country, provided by U of Texas.

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