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Bahrain

Bahrain
  • Capital

    Capital

    Manama

  • Local time

    Local time

    4:52

  • Population

    Population

    1.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +973

  • Currency

    Currency

    .د.ب BHD (dinar)

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Bahrain

Bahrain
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Manama

  • Local time

    Local time

    4:52

  • Population

    Population

    1.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +973

  • Currency

    Currency

    .د.ب BHD (dinar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 226

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.49 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    91mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    765 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    3%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    1%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    11%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    5.22 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Bahraini - 62 %
    non-Bahraini - 37 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 81 %
    Islam - 81 %
    Christian - 9 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    94.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    English
    Farsi

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    19 460

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    2.4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    48.8%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    19.6%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    18 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum processing and refining, aluminum smelting, iron pelletization, fertilizers, Islamic and offshore banking, insurance, ship repairing, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    fruit, vegetables, poultry, dairy products, shrimp, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, natural gas, fish, pearls

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -61%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    oil, natural gas, fish, pearls

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    31 338kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    66 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Bahrain

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Don't forget to smile and make direct eye contact when greeting - men shake hands and kiss each other on the cheek. Women generally hug and kiss close friends. Usually, locals take their time and also discuss general things.

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Don't forget Friday is the Muslim holy day and almost everything is closed. Some companies might also be closed on Thursday, having the weekend Thursday-Friday.

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Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Bahrain, a man is allowed to perform gynaecological examinations, but cannot look directly at the women. Therefore the man only looks into a mirror image of the region.

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Don't refuse an invitation to coffee or tea - it may be considered as a rejection of the person.

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Don't look at your watch when speaking to Bahraini business people - it's a sign of disrespect.

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Don't slap a Bahraini on the back or point at them with your finger - Bahraini often touch others while conversing, but never touch in this way.

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Don't wear extreme conservative clothing when you're a woman.

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Don't necessarily ask about religion and praying - local Muslims usually pray five times per day, at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset and evening. The exact time is also listed in the local newspaper each day.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Bahrain is the only gulf state with a Shia majority.

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Don't expect Bahraini women are not publicly active - they are highly educated and well represented in all major professions as well as societies and organisations. Bahraini women have the right to vote.

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Don't use vulgar language or vulgar hand gestures - it can result in heavy fines or criminal charges.

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Don't say the gift is for the hostess when visiting someones home - always say the gift is for the host. Hand over the gift with both hands and don't give alcohol.

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Don't let your feet touch the food mat when the meal is on the floor - sit cross-legged or knee on knee.

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Don't forget to leave some food on your plate when finished eating - it's considered polite.

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Don't be drunk or behave violently in public - you can be arrested.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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