Bahrain

By Thanusree Ammisetti, Yoo Jin Lee

Introduction of Bahrain

Bahrain, a country made of 33 islands is one of the most educated country in the gulf region. More than two-thirds of Bahrain's total population does not hold Bahraini citizenship that means that there are more people that aren't Bahraini in this country. Bahrain's full name is the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Bahraini dinar in the currency that is used. (Economic)

Arabic, Farsi, and English are the most spoken languages. (Social)

Hot and humid are the two most common climates that will appear. (Geographic)

Religion that is dominant is Muslim. (Social)

Ashura is one of the holidays that are celebrated. (Social)

Independence day is on December 16. (Political)

Natural resources are pearls, oil, and natural gas. (Geographic)

Bahrain

The flag of Bahrain was most recently adopted on February 16, 2002. It is red with a jagged, vertical white stripe on the hoist side. The five points of the stripe represent the Five Pillars of Islam. (Political)

Manama

Manama is the capital city of Bahrain. This city is the biggest of the three islands inhabited in the 33 islands. (Political)

Currency

The currency used in Bahrain in the Bahraini dinar. One U.S. dollar is equal to 0.376 Bahiraini dinars. (Economic)

Image Citations


1. Map of Bahrain. Illustration. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Jan 2015.


2. Manama Cityscape. 2010. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2015. Web. 21 Jan 2015.


3. Grand Mosque, Bahrain, Middle East. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Jan 2015.


4. Bahrain. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Jan 2015.


5. Historical flag of Bahrain. Illustration. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Jan 2015.


6. Bahrain.Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Jan 2015.

Research Citations

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