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Bahrain

Bahrain with an official name, the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an Arab constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf. It is an island country comprising a small archipelago centred around Bahrain Island, located between the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia and the Qatar peninsula, Bahrain’s population is 1.3 million as of 2011, including around 700K non-nationals. The country is 780 km2 in size, making Asia’s third smallest nation after the Maldives and Singapore.

Bahrain is the country of the prehistoric Dilmun civilisation. It has been well known since relic for its pearl fisheries, which were viewed as the best on the planet into the nineteenth century. It was one of the earliest sites to convert to Islam. Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese in 1521, following a period of Arab rule.  The Portuguese, in turn, were ejected in 1602 by Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty under the Persian Empire. The Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur in 1783, and it has since been governed by the Al Khalifa royal family, with Ahmed al Fateh as Bahrain’s first Hakim. Following successive treaties with the British In the late 1800s, Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. Bahrain declared independence. Formerly an emirate in 1971, Bahrain has affirmed a Kingdom in 2002. In 2011, the country suffered protests inspired by the regional Arab Spring. The capital city of Bahrain is Manama, where most of the financial institutions are located.

Bahrain had the principal post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf. Since the late twentieth century, Bahrain has put resources into saving money and tourism. Bahrain has a high Human Development Index and was perceived by the World Bank as a high wage economy.

Bahrain gets four million tourists on yearly basis. Most guests are from Arab natitions of the Persian Gulf, however, there is an expanding number of tourists from outside the area.

The old civilisation of Dilmun, which commanded exchange amongst Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilization, was focused in Bahrain. The occupants of Dilmun abandoned settlements and sanctuaries and a huge number of entombment hills which dab the scene.

Tourists are pulled in to Bahrain for the climate, novel mood, jumping and water sports, nearby culture and the casual cordial environment. Bahrain appreciates a liberal social atmosphere, great shopping and negligible travel confinements.

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