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Bahrain

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Map of Bahrain
  • King: Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah (1999)

    Prime Minister: Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah (1970)

    Land area: 239 sq mi (619 sq km); total area: 257 sq mi (665 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 1,314,089 (growth rate: 2.49%); birth rate: 13.92/1000; infant mortality rate: 9.68/1000; life expectancy: 78.58

    Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Al-Manámah, 262,000

    Monetary unit: Bahrain dinar

    National Name: Mamlakat al Bahrayn

    Current government officials

    Languages: Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu

    Ethnicity/race: Bahraini 46%, Asian 45.5%, other Arabs 4.7%, African 1.6%, European 1%, other 1.2% (includes Gulf Co-operative country nationals, North and South Americans, and Oceanians) (2010 est.)

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