Bahrain – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name:

Republic of  Bahrain

Nationality

        noun: Bahraini(s)        adjective: Bahraini  

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Area         total: 665 sq km        land: 665 sq km        water: 0 sq km

Population: 688,345

        note: includes 235,108 non-nationals (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups         Bahraini 63%        Asian 19%        other Arab 10%        Iranian 8%

Capital: Manama, population 140,000

Largest Cities
        Al Muharraq – 50,000

        Sitrah

Official Language

        Arabic         English        Farsi        Urdu 

Religion 

        Shi’a Muslim 70%        Sunni Muslim 30%

Political system: constitutional hereditary monarchy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $13.01 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $19,200 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 5.6% (2004 est.)

 

GDP – composition by sector

        agriculture: 0.7%        industry: 41%        services: 58.4% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 2.1% (2004 est.) 

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