Bahrain

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Bahrain on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – Western Asia

Size – 665 km²

Geography – Low desert plain

Language – Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Religion – 81.2% Islam, 9% Christian, 9.8% other religions

Monetary Unit – Bahraini Dinar

Natural Resources – oil, natural gas, fish, pearls

Agriculture – fruit, vegetables; poultry, dairy products; shrimp, fish

Industry – petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing, tourism

Bahrain Map

Neighbouring Countries – none – island

Population – 1,314,089 (2014) of which 235,108 non-nationals

Population Growth Rate – 1.4%

Average Life Expectancy – 74.6

Capital City – Manama (population 157,474)

Highest Mountain – No mountains, highest point – Jabal ad Dukhan (122 m)

Longest River – No major rivers

Climate – Hot, dry summers 22°C to 42°C, warm, dry winters 10°C to 20°C

Yearly Rainfall – 12 cm approx November to April

 

Plant Life – desert shrub, grass, date, palm,

Animal Life – jerboa (desert rat), gazelle, mongoose, hare, 14 species of lizard, 4 species snake

Bird Life – Lark, song thrush, swallow, tern, bulbul, hoopoe, parakeet, and warbler

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Bahrain. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/bahrain.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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