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By Bobby Muir
BAHRAIN: A LAND LIKE NO OTHER
The Land
 The country consists of 33 islands in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf.
 Most of the Islands are desert and most live near or in the capital
city, Manama.
 The Country has some notable landforms like the its highest
mountain, Jebel al-Dukhan with a height of 134 m.
 Bahrain has some Water systems such as:
 The Gulf of Bahrain
 Tubli Bay
The Land continued . . .
 Bahrain has a couple of natural resources like:
 Oil
 Associated and Nonassociated Natural Gas.
 Fish
 Pearls
Climate/Vegetation
 On average, Bahrain has an arid climate with
mild, pleasant winters and very hot, humid
deserts.
 Due to this climate, only the hardiest of
desert vegetation like Dates, Almond Figs
and Pomegranate trees grow there.
Government
 Bahrain’s government is a Constitutional Monarchy, where although
a King or a Queen holds the throne, the real power is with
Parliamentary House.
 Right now, the king of Bahrain is Sheik Hamad bin ‘Isa Al Khalifah.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is Sheik Khalifah bin Salman Al
Khalifah.
 The country has a country about as small as its size, about 728,709
people.
 Despite this small number, these people live long lives. On average,
the life expectancy there is 75.9 years; 72.67 years for Males and
77.78 years for Females
History and Current Events
 Bahrain was captured from Persia by the al-Khalifa
Family in 1783.
 After becoming a part of British Territory since the 19th
century, the country had gained independence in the
year 1971.
 Recently, AlWifaq the largest Shia political society is the
largest holder of legislative seats, but there’s been Shia
discontent in street demonstrations and on occasion lowlevel violence.
Economy

Bahrain has a Literacy rate of 86.5%

The Currency of Bahrain is the Bahraini Diner.

Bahrain is the one of the Persian Gulf’s most diversified economies. Some of it’s industries are:
 Petroleum Processing & Refining
 Aluminum Smelting
 Iron Pelletization
 Islamic & Offshore Banking
 Fertilizers
 Ship Building
 Tourism

So far, it’s major exports are:
 Oil
 Natural Gas
 Fruits and Vegetables
 Finance
 Construction
 Aluminum
Culture

Bahraini Women conservatively wear a daffah a long, loose-fitting black gown. The Men
traditionally wear a Thobe a loose, long-sleeved, ankle-length garment. The Thobe
also includes a Ghutra a square scarf made of cotton, Keffiyeh a white knitted cap
under the Ghutra, and finally a Agal a long, thick, black cord worn on top of the
Ghutra to hold it in place.

Bahrain has much to offer in food. One example is Machboos, a dish made with either
meat or fish and served with rice. Another dish is Falafels, fried balls of chickpeas
served in a bread. One more dish is Shawarma, lamb or chicken carved from a
rotating spit and wrapped in pita bread.

The official language of Bahrain is Arabic.

Much of the population of Bahrain are Muslims, with the majority being Shia and the
minority Sunni.

The Architecture & Style of Bahrain has been traditionally based on Islamic
architecture. But with the independence of Bahrain in 1971, there was an increase to
Modern architecture to much of Bahrain’s buildings. Soon after, Post-Modern
architecture came by in the 1980’s. Then with the 90’s, there was interest in Identity
Revivalism architecture.
Places to visit

The country has many historical places like:
 Bahrain Fort – A historic fort built and occupied by the Portuguese in the 15oo’s.\
 The Grand Mosque – A large mosque where 7,000 worshippers come everyday.
 Al Jasra – Birthplace of HH the Amir Sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khlaifah.
 Siyadi House – A mansion once owned by a well known 19th-century pearl
merchant.
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Bahrain also has many tourist attractions for visitors to see like:
 Arad Fort – An ancient military fort built in the 15oo’s.
 Tree of Life – A lone tree that grows in the desert with an unknown water source.
 Al Jazeer Beach - A popular hot spot for locals and tourists.
 Isa Town – A town to a notorious Persian Market
Citations
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National Geographic Bahrain Guide
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/bahrain-guide/
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CIA Factbook Bahrain https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/theworld-factbook/geos/ba.html
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Country Studies Bahrain – Geography and Population
http://countrystudies.us/persian-gulf-states/34.htm
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Terra Political Leaders: Bahrain
http://www.terra.es/personal2/monolith/bahrein.htm
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Wikipedia Culture of Bahrain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Bahrain
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Ahm ad Bucheery Architecture in Bahrain http://wiki.epfl.ch/lapastudio/documents/0910_BAH/Sourcebook/Arch_in_Bahrain.pdf
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The Knowledge Features 20 Places to visit in Bahrain
http://www.timeoutbahrain.com/knowledge/features/5608-20-places-tovisit-in-bahrain

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