Travel Information for Bahrain
Time zone:GMT +3 (Bahrain time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic
Other languages:English, Persian, Urdu
Currency: Bahraini dinars (BHD)

1 = BHD0.42, $1 = BHD0.37, £1 = BHD0.50

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.bhInternational Dialling Code:    973

For help planning your trip to Bahrain including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Bahrain trip planning page.

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

Map of bahrain

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 WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 147/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 18/179
Press FreedomVery serious situation 161/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 55/174
Overall Ranking:    153/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.