Middle East

Bahrain profile

Image caption Bahrain has been part of the Formula One championship circuit since 2004
  • Full name: Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Population: 1.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Manama
  • Area: 717 sq km (277 sq miles)
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Bahraini dinar = 1,000 fils
  • Main exports: Petroleum and petroleum products, aluminium
  • GNI per capita: US $15,920 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .bh
  • International dialling code: +973