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Why are Bahrain and The Maldives fascinating?

Bahrain is made up of 30 islands that lie off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf. The main islands are joined by bridges, and the largest island, which is also called Bahrain, is linked to Saudi Arabia through a causeway. It was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil, and to build a refinery, and so, it benefited from oil wealth before most of its neighbours. From vast quantities of oil to natural gas, you just have to name it, and Bahrain has it. Fish stocks are also abundant in this part ofthe world. Did you know that Bahrain - the name means "two seas" - was once viewed by the ancient Sumerians as an island paradise to which the wise and the brave were taken after they died? The Maldives are a series of ancient coral reefs in the Indian Ocean thatgrew up around the sides of towering prehistoric volcanoes. These immense structures have long since sunk into the ocean, leaving behind coral islands of incredible natural beauty. There are about 1200 islands, but only 200 are inhabited. The Maldives became trading posts for the Portuguese and the Dutch from the 1500's, and were ruled by the British from 1887, until the islands got their independence in 1965. The economy revolves around tourism, and scores of islands have been developed for the top end of the tourist market.

Facts about Bahrain

Administrative divisions: 5 governorates; Asamah , Janubiyah , Muharraq , Shamaliyah , Wasat note: each governorate administered by an appointed governor
Area: total: 665 sq km land: 665 sq km water: 0 sq km
Background: In 1783 , the al-Khalifa family captured Bahrain from the Persians. In order to secure these holdings , it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. Facing declining oil reserves , Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has transformed itself into an international banking center. King HAMAD bin Isa al-Khalifa , after coming to power in 1999 , pushed economic and political reforms to improve relations with the Shia community. Shia political societies participated in 2006 parliamentary and municipal elections. Al Wifaq , the largest Shia political society , won the largest number of seats in the elected chamber of the legislature. However , Shi'a discontent has resurfaced in recent years with street demonstrations and occasional low-level violence.
Flag description: red , the traditional color for flags of Persian Gulf states , with a white serrated band (five white points) on the hoist side; the five points represent the five pillars of Islam
Capital: name: Manama geographic coordinates: 26 14 N , 50 34 E time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: arid; mild , pleasant winters; very hot , humid summers
Currency code: Bahraini dinar (BHD)
Ethnic groups: Bahraini 62.4% , non-Bahraini 37.6% (2001 census)
Geographic coordinates: 26 00 N , 50 33 E
Geography note: close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources; strategic location in Persian Gulf , through which much of the Western world's petroleum must transit to reach open ocean
Government type: constitutional monarchy
Imports partners: Saudi Arabia 37.9% , Japan 7.2% , US 6.3% , Germany 4.7% , UK 4.5% , UAE 4.3% , China 4.1% (2007)
Internet country code: .bh
Land boundaries: 161 km
Neighbouring countries: 0 km
Languages: Arabic , English , Farsi , Urdu
Location: Middle East , archipelago in the Persian Gulf , east of Saudi Arabia
Map references: Middle East
National holiday: National Day , 16 December (1971); note - 15 August 1971 was the date of independence from the UK , 16 December 1971 was the date of independence from British protection
Nationality: noun: Bahraini(s) adjective: Bahraini
Natural hazards: periodic droughts; dust storms
Population: 718 ,306 note: includes 235 ,108 non-nationals (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Muslim (Shia and Sunni) 81.2% , Christian 9% , other 9.8% (2001 census)
Terrain: mostly low desert plain rising gently to low central escarpment
Unemployment rate: 15% (2005 est.)

Capital of Kingdom of Bahrain

Al Manāmah (click to view Al Manāmah map)

Places in Bahrain

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Bahrain. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Al Ḩadd (10 google map locations)
Al Manāmah (32 google map locations)
Al Muḩarraq (20 google map locations)
Ar Rifa' and Southern Region (15 google map locations)
Central Region (12 google map locations)
Jidd Ḩafş (44 google map locations)
Madīnat Ḩamad (16 google map locations)
Madīnat `Īsá (4 google map locations)
Minţaqat Juzur Ḩawār (2 google map locations)
Northern Region (30 google map locations)
Sitrah (24 google map locations)
Western Region (24 google map locations)
مَدِينَة حَمَد (1 google map locations)

Random cities in Bahrain

Al Manāmah, the capital city of Bahrain.


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