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  Bahrain (03/07)
Bahrain is one of the most densely populated countries in the world; about 89% of the population lives in the two principal cities of Manama and Al Muharraq.
Bahrain is a regional financial and business center; international financial institutions operate in Bahrain, both offshore and onshore, without impediments, and the financial sector is currently the largest contributor to GDP at 27.6%.
Bahrain is the headquarters of the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/26414.htm   (4097 words)

  Bahrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين), is a borderless island nation in the Persian Gulf (Southwest Asia/Middle East, Asia).
Bahrain is an Arabic word meaning "Two Seas", and is thought to either refer to the fact that the islands contain two sources of water, sweet water springs and salty water in the surrounding seas, or to the south and north waters of the Persian Gulf, separating it from the Arabian coast and Iran, respectively.
Bahrain is a generally flat and arid archipelago, comprising of a low desert plain rising gently to a low central escarpment, in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bahrain   (3207 words)

 Economy of Bahrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bahrain's urgency in embracing economic liberalisation is due to its need to diversify the economy away from its limited oil supplies.
The Bahrain Oil Company refinery was built in 1935, has a capacity of about 250,000 barrels (40,000 m³) per day, and was the first in the Persian Gulf.
Bahrain's international airport is one of busiest in the Persian Gulf, serving 22 carriers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Bahrain   (1461 words)

 Bahrain - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Islam is overwhelmingly the religion of Bahrain, with 75% Shiite and 25% Sunni Muslims.
Bahrain was a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981, along with neighboring Persian Gulf countries, and it is also a member of the Arab League.
Bahrain was proclaimed a kingdom in 2002, and the Shura was dissolved prior to the assembly elections.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Bahrain.asp   (1080 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Bahrain is ranked 2nd out of 17 countries in the Middle East/North Africa region, and its economy is ideal in several respects, such as tax and banking freedom.
Bahrain's economy is very free for the Middle East, with high scores in several of the 10 factors of economic freedom.
Bahrain aims to become a regional financial hub, and both foreign and local individuals and companies have access to credit on market terms.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Bahrain   (893 words)

 Bahrain travel guide - Wikitravel
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a country in the Middle East.
Bahrain is the smallest of the independent Persian Gulf states, and has often had to walk a diplomatic tightrope in relation to its larger neighbours.
Bahrain is a fairly gracious host nation but it is imperative to demonstrate respect and courtesy in reference to their particular cultural practices and religion at all times.
wikitravel.org /en/Bahrain   (1412 words)

Bahrain assesses heavy fines on visitors who fail to depart Bahrain at the end of their authorized stay.
Bahrain has a professional police force, and visitors are encouraged to contact the police if problems are encountered.
Highways and major roads in the northern third of Bahrain are four to six lanes wide and well maintained; roads in villages and older parts of Manama and Muharraq are narrow and twisting.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1001.html   (2132 words)

 Bahrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph the ruler of Bahrain declared himself a constitutional monarch because, "We are keen to resume democratic life as soon as possible..." In October it is planned to hold a general election for the first time since 1975.
Article VI: The Flag of the Kingdom of Bahrain shall not be hoisted on vehicles, except on the official protocol vehicles.
According to the Bahrain Tribune, the national flag was slightly changed, so that there are now "five triangles representing the five pillars of Islam." Previously, there were more "triangles" in the serration.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/bh.html   (507 words)

Bahrain, which means “two seas,” is an archipelago in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain - Bahrain or Bahrein, officially Kingdom of Bahrain, constitutional monarchy and archipelago (2005...
Bahrain: Economy - Economy Bahrain was once a chief center of pearling, but the industry declined in the 20th cent.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107313.html   (603 words)

 Elections in Bahrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bahrain (Arabic: البحرين / Bahrayn) is a country in Arabia.
Bahrain has a population of around 670,000 on 665 km².
Freedom House rated the country on political rights with a 5 and on civil rights with a 5, both on a scale of 1 to 7 (in which 1 is the most free).
www.electionworld.org /bahrain.htm   (203 words)

 BAHRAIN Stamps and Postal History
Bahrain consists of a small group of islands making up a very modest area of 665 square kilometers.
The word "Bahrain" is in fact Arabic for "Two Seas" referring to the abundant availability of fresh water within the oasis and the presence of the very salty Arabian Gulf around the island.
Bahrain's modern history was launched with the arrival of the Al-Khalifa family in 1783 - following a Portuguese presence.
www.bahrain-stamps.com /home.php   (410 words)

 bahrain map and map of bahrain information page
This land (especially Bahrain Island) is primarily barren desert, with a limestone surface.
Landforms Bahrain is comprised of 1 large and 32 smaller islands.
No visit to Bahrain is complete without a shopping trip to the Soukh; this market offers all types of wares, including luxurious fabrics and regional fashions, jewelry of all description, exotic spices, and the flavors and scents of locally-grown produce.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/bh.htm   (796 words)

 Bahrain | AME Info Country Guide
Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf offering a blend of ancient and modern.
Manama, Bahrain's capital, is modern, dominated by a Manhattan-style skyline.
To sample some of Bahrain's past, a visit to the A'ali Burial Mounds (the world's largest cemetery) is recommended.
www.ameinfo.com /bahrain   (535 words)

 Bahrain: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Although oil was discovered in Bahrain in the 1930s, it was relatively little compared to other Gulf states, and the wells are expected to be the first in the region to dry up.
Bahrain - Bahrain Bahrain or Bahrein, officially Kingdom of Bahrain, constitutional monarchy and archipelago...
Bahrain: Economy - Economy Bahrain was once a chief center of pearling, but the industry declined in the 20th cent.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107313.html   (803 words)

 Shaikh Isa Air Base / Sheik Isa Airbase
Bahrain's first F-16 was formally handed over at ceremonies in Fort Worth on 22 March 1989.
When the Bahrain pilots completed training, they ferried the first four BAAF F-16s from Fort Worth in May 1989 to their brand new home base.
The F-4Gs of the 52nd TFW based at Spangdahlem in Germany were also added to the assets of the 35th TFW based at Sheik Isa AFB in Bahrain and to the 7440th Composite Wing based at Incirlik AFB in Turkey.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/shaikh-isa.htm   (1579 words)

 The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Resort & Spa - A luxury resort in Bahrain
Situated on the north coast of Bahrain, this seven-story, luxury resort, with 245 newly renovated rooms and suites, is located within a 20-acre urban resort complex on the seafront of Manama.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel and Spa is only 11 kms from the airport, 3 kms from the Manama City Center and just across the road from Bahrain International Exhibition Center.
The Ritz-Carlton redefines elegance with the debut of The Sail Tower Residence in Bahrain.
www.ritzcarlton.com /resorts/bahrain   (212 words)

 Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States
Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa affirmed Bahrain's unflinching belief that the key to dialogue among civilisations is culture, freedom of speech and perception of the other side.
Bahrain yesterday urged the international community to maintain its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations.
Bahrain took full ownership of Gulf Air on Saturday as joint-owner Oman withdrew from the loss-making carrier, the company's vice-chairman said.
www.bahrainembassy.org   (130 words)

 Bahrain Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Bahrain's reputation as a relatively liberal and modern Gulf state has made it a favourite with travellers in the region and an excellent introduction to the Middle East.
When To Go Tourist brochures warn visitors away from the intensely hot summer months (early June to mid-September), when the sea is flat and vaporous, the cold tap runs hot and even the grass is too peppery to walk on.
Yet, in many ways, this is Bahrain's most characterful time of the year: it's when you realise the importance of a wind tower, or a well in the desert, or a headscarf to keep out the hot, dry winds of a dust storm.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/middle-east/bahrain   (280 words)

 :: EDB :: Home
Working in close partnership with Government bodies and private-sector companies, we are creating the optimum business environment for Bahrain, to ensure our country attracts investment from abroad as well as encouraging the strong development of our home-grown companies.
Bahrain is already the most free economy in the Middle East, with business-friendly policies in a range of areas.
Bahrain is an Arabic word meaning "Two Seas", and refers to two facts, one that the islands contain two sources of water, sweet water springs...
www.bahrain.com   (307 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Bahrain names Shia deputy premier
All of the others are members of the ruling family of Bahrain, including Sheikh Khalifa, who has been prime minister since independence in 1971.
The new 24-member cabinet appointed by Bahrain's King Hamad contains one supporter of al-Wifaq, Nizar Baharna, as a junior foreign minister.
Mr Baharna is a former founder of the party, the full name of which is the Islamic National Accord Association, but he left it in 2004 to concentrate on his business interests.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/6171567.stm   (254 words)

 Where do you want to go birding in Bahrain today?
Various types of natural habitats are present in Bahrain but there are vast areas of open desert present in the region.
Bahrain is a mecca for a wide variety of birds.
The small size of Bahrain makes bird watching activity enjoyable due to the easy access and travel from one place to another within very short time, which allow enthusiast birdwatchers to cover much larger area and observe more species.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/mebahrain.htm   (613 words)

 Bahrain Encyclopedia Article @ AllTheSights.com (All the Sights)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Bahrain.
Seminar on unemployment to kick off in Bahrain
3 (BNA) Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is organizing a seminar on unemployment in coordination with the General Secretariat of the GCC...
allthesights.com /encyclopedia/Bahrain   (3277 words)

 WTO | Bahrain, Kingdom of - Member information
This page gathers key information on the Kingdom of Bahrain's participation in the WTO.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995.
Bahrain's Uruguay Round goods schedules (zip format, 24 KB)
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/bahrain_e.htm   (216 words)

 Bahrain - Permanent Mission to the United Nations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This website was designed with the intention of providing our guests with as much information about the Kingdom of Bahrain, and its work at the United Nations.
In addition, speeches or statements made by Bahraini Officials and members of the Bahrain delegation are included, which emphasize Bahrain’s position on given issues.
On behalf of the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations in New York, I wish this website will be helpful to all.
un.cti.depaul.edu /cgi-bin/spider.py?_request=0&country=Bahrain   (163 words)

 Middle East Internet Directory - Country Statistics - Bahrain
Possessing minimal oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining, and has transformed itself into an international banking center.
In Bahrain, petroleum production and refining account for about 60% of export receipts, 60% of government revenues, and 30% of GDP.
Bahrain is dependent on Saudi Arabia for oil revenue granted as aid.
www.middleeastdirectory.com /cs_bahrain.htm   (847 words)

 Bahrain Post
BAHRAIN risks losing all its vital coral reefs unless action is taken immediately, an environmental expert warned yesterday.
Property Arabia 2007, the second Middle East International Property and Investment Exhibition, is set to attract a large number...
A CALL for an investigation into reports that Fasht Al Jarem, Bahrain's largest constellation of coral reefs, is to be sold for $785 million (BD295m) went out yesterday...
www.bahrainpost.com   (550 words)

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