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  Flag of Bahrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The national flag of Bahrain consists of a white band on the left separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line.
But during the nineteenth century, a white stripe was added to indicate truces made with neighboring countries, and the serrated triangles were then added to distinguish the flag of Bahrain from that of its neighbors.
The flag originally had more than five triangles, but this was modified in 2002, so that the triangles could stand for the Five Pillars of Islam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Bahrain   (185 words)

Article VI: The Flag of the Kingdom of Bahrain shall not be hoisted on vehicles, except on the official protocol vehicles.
Article VII: The Flag of the Kingdom of Bahrain shall be hoisted half mast at the state of mourning.
Article IX: In case the Flag is used otherwise, and not as stipulated in the above law, a punishment of one month of imprisonment as a maximum, or a fine not exceeding than BD 100, or both shall be inflicted.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/bh.html   (507 words)

 Bahrain -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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 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.
Bahrain is sometimes described as the 'Middle East lite': an Arab country that mixes thoroughly modern infrastructure with a definite Gulf identity, but unlike other countries in the region its prosperity is not solely a reflection of the the size of its oil wealth, but also related to the creation of an indigenous middle class.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Bahrain   (3074 words)

 Bahrain raises the flag - Zawya.com | Middle East Business News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Bahrain's economy depends heavily on services, and this dependence is expected to intensify in future, as the kingdom's oil reserves dwindle into a mere trickle.
Bahrain's hotel market is characterised by a glut of five-star hotels, and the two international events made it possible for Bahraini properties to implement rates increases of between five and 10 per cent last year, ending a period of stagnation since the events of September 11th.
Bahrain is drawing on its ancient civilisation, the kingdom of Dilmun, which was immortalised in the Epic of Gilgamesh, to position itself as an Arabian destination that offers all the luxuries that today's tourists expect combined with an ancient heritage offering new insight into Arabia's history and traditions.
www.zawya.com /Story.cfm?storyid=ZAWYA20050330085644   (3867 words)

 Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Flag adopted 9 July 1971, coat ot arms adopted in 1978.
Bahrain's flag as we know it now was formally adopted in 1932 and the Qatari differences in size and color (said to be what becomes of red as it fades in the Gulf sun - a fanciful tale) seem to be largely an effort to make the Qatar flag DIFFERENT from the Bahrani banner.
In 1949 the shade was slightly modified and the serration reached 1/3 of the flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/qa.html   (557 words)

 Bahrain: History of the national flag
The flag of Bahrain was initially plain red, originating from the color of the Kharidjite Muslim sect.
The flag was adopted on 19 Augsut 1972.
Flag of the Emir: mostly proportions 3:4, and the separation between the white bar (not the seam) has always six white points.
www.fotw.net /flags/bh_hist.html   (208 words)

 The Flag Institute - Flags in the News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The flag is white with a main red cross, as in England's flag, and five smaller red crosses in the corners.
The field of the flag is a horizontal tricolour of red, white and red with the state emblem in gold, surrounded by thirteen white stars, on a dark blue canton that stretches over the top two stripes.
The territory flag may be flown at the British Antarctic Survey HQ in Cambridge and at research stations in the Territory itself.
www.flaginstitute.org /fiflagsinthenews.htm   (1150 words)

 Flags of the World
The Bahrain flag contains a white surrogated border that was stipulated in an agreement between Bahrain and Great Britain in 1820 which abolished piracy in the country.
It is identical to the "government" flag except the seal is omitted.
Flags for Outdoor use are made of 100% heavyweight nylon and finished with strong canvas headings and brass grommets.
www.eagleflag.com /International/Bahrain.htm   (113 words)

 Bahrain - Flags, Coats of Arms, and Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The most common flag is a 2:3 red flag with a white hoist covering 1/3 of the total field.
The use of the flag in the early 1990s was general and widespread.
The second version of the national flag version is similar in proportions without the serrated division between hoist and fly.
www.geocities.com /songkhla.geo/bahrain01.html   (217 words)

 Bahrain Country Information - Location, Map, Area, Capital, Population, Religion, Language
Location: Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 small islands in the Arabian Gulf midway between the Qatar peninsula and Saudi Arabia.
Population: The population of Bahrain (1997 estimate) is 603,318.
Membership: Bahrain is a member of the UN, Arab League, Gulf Co-operation Council, OPEC and Organization of the Islamic Conference.
www.arab.de /arabinfo/bahrain.htm   (142 words)

 Bahrain Flag - World Flags 101 - Bahranian Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Bahranian flag consists of a red base with a white vertical stripe on the left side that has a serration or a zigzag made of five white triangles.
Bahrain's older flags used to be entirely red, but a white stripe was added in the 19th Century to indicate truces Bahrain had made with neighboring countries.
There are many laws concerning the flag of Bahrain, one which states that the flag not be used on vehicles, other than for official government use.
www.worldflags101.com /b/bahrain-flag.aspx   (287 words)

 ipedia.com: Flag of Bahrain Article
The flag consists of a white band on the left separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serated line.
The older flag of Bahrain had more than five triangles, but this was modified in 2002 to stand for the Five Pillars of Islam.
The color red apparently stands for the Kharijite sect of Islam, and the oldest known flags of Bahrain were simply red.
www.ipedia.com /flag_of_bahrain.html   (187 words)

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Bahrain may have the strongest claim for being the place where It all started; some scholars say this is the site of the biblical Garden of Eden.
Historians know that Bahrain straddled the trade routes between Mesopotamia and Asia, which enabled it to grow into a trading empire that lasted for 2000 years.
Bahrain is a decent place to visit if you're an archaeological buff.
www.fullpassport.com /Trip2000/Countries/bahrain.html   (232 words)

 Flag Glossary - EnchantedLearning.com
A battle flag is a flag that is carried by the armed forces on land.
The ratio of a flag is its proportions, the height divided by the width.
A state flag is a flag that is used by a government to represent that nation.
www.enchantedlearning.com /geography/flags/glossary.shtml   (1284 words)

 Qatar Flag
Similar to the flag of Bahrain this flag was originally a red banner.
Later a red stripe was added to distinguish it from the red banner used by pirates and raiders of the region.
Later the stripe was serrated to distinguish it from the flag of Dubai.
www.ultimateflags.com /int/qatar.html   (92 words)

 Qatar Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Qatar flag uses a maroon color that is the result of the sun fading out the red dye in the Bahrain flag.
Traditionally, flag were colored with a vegetable dye that was prone to being bleached by the sun.
All flags are finished with heavy-duty, no-shrink white header material for the strongest headers in the industry.
www.special-tplus.com /qatar-flag.html   (270 words)

 Bahrain-Largest-Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The flag - opened on grounds near the Bahrain national stadium because it was too large to fit inside - was confirmed the world's largest by a representative of the Guinness Book of Records.
She said Bahrain's entry will be recorded in next year's edition of the record book.
The flag outsized the previous record holder - a Pakistani flag displayed last August - by 359 square metres.
www.cp.org /english/online/full/oddities/041213/K121306AU.html   (183 words)

 Bahrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Flag and coat of arms adopted19 August 1972, coat of arms adopted in 1971
In 1933, to distinguish the flag from others flags in the area (current Ajman and Dubai flags, ancient Abu Dhabi flag) the stripe was serrated [i.e.
Bahrain and Qatar have a long-running dispute over the Hawar Islands, a group of small islands immediately off the west coast of the Qatar peninsula.
www.netlinkit.dk /FOTW/flags/bh.html   (404 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Bahrain
An archipelago made up of some 30 islands, Bahrain was once viewed by the ancient Sumerians as an island paradise to which the wise and the brave were taken to enjoy eternal life.
Bahrain - whose name means "two seas" - was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery.
Bahrain is keen to promote itself as a regional media hub; the London-based pan-Arab satellite broadcaster MBC chose it as the base for its MBC-2 channel.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/790690.stm   (624 words)

 Bahrain - 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 dependent on Saudi Arabia for oil revenue granted as aid.
wikitravel.org /en/Bahrain   (1962 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.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107313.html   (703 words)

 Bahrain Flag
In the 19th century a full red banner was a flag used by the pirates of the region.
In order to distinguish the flag from these raiders a white stripe was added to the left of this flag and later it was serrated to distinguish it from the flag of Dubai.
NOTE: This flag differs from the Qatar flag in that the Bahrain flag is red and the Qatar flag is maroon and of different proportions.
www.ultimateflags.com /int/bahrain.htm   (85 words)

 Bahrain - Flag - Introduction - Background
Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.
Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has transformed itself into an international banking center.
In October 2002, Bahrainis elected members of the lower house of Bahrain's reconstituted bicameral legislature, the National Assembly.
www.exxun.com /Bahrain/a_fg.html   (405 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Tiny Gulf state unfurls huge flag
Bahrain - the smallest Gulf state - has unfurled the world's largest national flag at a sports stadium car park.
The flag measures 169.5 metres (555 feet) by 97.1 metres (318 feet) and has been checked by a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records.
It was donated to the king of Bahrain by a Kuwait-based telecom company, MTC-Vodafone, and it was made in China.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/4094423.stm   (197 words)

 bahrain flag and description
The flag of Bahrain was officially adopted in 1932.
The toothy edge between the red and white is used to distinguish it from the official flag of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/flags/countrys/mideast/bahrain.htm   (189 words)

 Bahrain Tribune Daily Newspaper, Bahrain
Bahrain’s flag was raised among the 202 countries who will be competing in the Athens Olympic Games.
The Kingdom of Bahrain, through the strong support of His Majesty King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, has seen a significant rise in the talent of our athletes and we are hopeful we can achieve a medal at the Olympic Games,” noted Shaikh Isa.
Of particular note is the fact that Bahrain’s Ruqaiya Al Ghasra has been qualified as an athletic female runner in the 100m as the first Arab woman based on her record of 11:39 sec.
www.bahraintribune.com /ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=6&ArticleId=41106   (590 words)

 Liberty Flag & Specialty Company & World Class Flags - US Flag, American Flag, Flagpoles, Street Banners. World Class ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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 Bahrain, Map and Flag
Linda, with whom I taught in the same school in 1973- 78, is in the front row in a red outfit.
This photograph was taken in Bahrain, where she seems to enjoy a very varied expat social life, singing in two church choirs as well as dancing.
Bahrain is dependent on Saudi Arabia for oil granted as aid.
www.greatestcities.com /Middle_East/Bahrain.html   (1154 words)

 Bahrain - Country Profile
Bahrain is a member state of the League of Arab States
The purpose of the National Museum is to preserve, increase, and disseminate knowledge of the artistic, natural and cultural history of Bahrain.
BMA is the central bank and single regulator for the financial services industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/bahrain.htm   (649 words)

 Bahrain - Flag
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White was added to the flag to identify Bahrain as a friendly state.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/countryfacts/bahrain_flag.html   (194 words)

 Mirago : Reference: Flags: Regional: Bahrain
Flags of the World: Bahrain - Current and historical flags and construction sheets.
The Flag of Bahrain Kingdom - The king's decree on the flag, with images and dimensions.
Theodora.com: Flag of Bahrain - Images in several sizes, with links to country information.
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