On Bahrain map, it is a small Arab country, is located in a bay on the southwest coast of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago of Bahrain and about 30 smaller islands. Its name comes from the Arabic al-Bahrayn and means "two seas". Bahrain lies on the Asian continent and is the 192th largest country in terms of area with an area of 760 square kilometers.
Bahrain has an area of 741 square kilometers, slightly larger than Singapore (699 square kilometers) and 3.5 times the area of Washington, DC. The country has 1.23 million inhabitants, including 666,000 foreigners (2010 census). The capital and largest city is Manama. Spoken language is Arabic. Bahrain is a Muslim-dominated country, accounting for 70% of Shiite Muslims and 30% of Sunni Muslims. Manama is the capital of Bahrain. It has a population of 147,074 and has a latitude of 26.22 and a longitude of 50.58. Manama is also the political center of Bahrain and is considered a constitutional monarchy with an administrative head of state. Although Bahrain is at the heart of oil exploration in the Middle East, its natural oil is surprisingly small and heavily dependent on its neighbors for oil production. It is located between the west and Saudi Arabia, between the north and Iran, and the maritime border between the east and Qatar. It has reliable resources, but Bahrain has begun to turn to tourism and other financial companies as well as agricultural companies, making it more economical growth. As fish, vegetables and fruits. Oil still accounts for 80% of the country's income.
Arabic is the official language of Bahrain. However, English is widely spoken and is a compulsory second language in all schools. Persian is also very common, although most people speak Persian at home. Expatriates in Bahrain use a variety of other languages, including Urdu, Hindi and Tagalog.