|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Bahrain time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||English, Persian, Urdu|
Bahraini dinars (BHD)|
€1 = BHD0.42, $1 = BHD0.37, £1 = BHD0.50
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.bh||International Dialling Code: 973|
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Further information on Bahrain
Discover more about Bahrain - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 665 sq km (0 sq km under water)
Coastline: 161 km (Persian Gulf)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Desert climate with very hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters.
Highest mountain: Jabal ad Dukhan (122m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Bahrain from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||147/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||18/179|
|Press Freedom||Very serious situation||161/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Medium corruption||55/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Kingdom of Bahrain Status: Independent Country
Population: 1,314,089 (rank: 152/196) Density: 1976 people/sq km (rank: 3/196)
Ethnic groups: Bahraini 62.4%, non-Bahraini 37.6% (2001 census)
Religions: Muslim (Shia and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, other 9.8% (2001 census)
GDP (PPP): $34.96 billion GDP per capita: $29,800 (rank: 35/195)