Bahrain

Languages:

Arabic is the official language, although English is widely understood and is used by most businesses. 

Time zone:

AST (UTC+3) 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz except in Awali where it is 110 volts, 60Hz. 

Area:

765 sq km 

Population:

1,378,000 (2016 estimate) 

Currency:

Bahraini dinar (BHD) 

Religion:

Islam 

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy 

Phone code:

+973 

Bahrain's flag Flag of Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country in the Middle East.
Bahrain is one of the most developed Arab countries with many meeting points between Western and Arab civilization. It is a place with rich history dating from the iron age, through being the center of the lost Dilmun empire, place of meeting of many religions, finishing with the Islam. Bahrain was exposed to constant contact with different civilizations due to its strategic place in the Persian gulf and its pearls, which attracted traders from all over the world
Bahrain's first contact with Western nation was with Portugal, which invaded in the 16th century leaving several picturesque ports. Later it was closely tied to Britain, being a dominion until 1971. Bahrain was the first place in the Arab world where struck black gold - oil, which is and now the source of its wealth
Interesting places to visit include the capital Manama with its many see sides, airport town of Al Muharraq and many other scattered historic sites.

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Hoora is a suburb of Manama, the capital of Bahrain in the Middle East.
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