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The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island nation located in the Persian Gulf. It consists of an archipelago of 33 islands, the largest of which is Bahrain Island. Since 1986, Bahrain Island has been connected by a causeway to Saudi Arabia, the King Fahd Causeway. An additional causeway is planned in future that will link Bahrain to Qatar.

As of 2008, the population of Bahrain was estimated as being 791,000. The country's capital and largest city is Manama which, as of 2001, had a population of 162,000, with 345,000 people in total living in the combined city and metropolitan area.

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Bahrain Country Details


Country Name Bahrain
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Manama


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Qalaye, Bahrain
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Bahrain Mini Visitors' Guide, 2nd (Explorer - Mini Visitor's Guides)
By Explorer Publishing

Brand: Explorer Publishing
Paperback (200 pages)

Bahrain Mini Visitors  Guide, 2nd (Explorer - Mini Visitor s Guides)
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The little book that packs a big punch, the Bahrain Mini Explorer may fit in your pocket but it's bursting with information on this fascinating island nation. With excellent maps to aid exploring, a comprehensive shopping chapter with insider info on the best buys, sports and spas, and reviews on restaurants and the nightlife, this is an indispensable guide to an one of the most fascinating countries in the Gulf.
Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anthony Ham

Lonely Planet
Paperback (480 pages)

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore ancient souqs in labyrinthine alleyways; dine in the world's tallest building; and feel the allure of Arabia's desert dunes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture, history, religion, art, literature, music, dance, architecture, politics, cuisine
  • Over 70 maps
  • Covers Bahrain, Manama, Kuwait, Kuwait City, Oman, Muscat, Dhofar, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Gharbia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, our most comprehensive guide to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Peninsula, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Check out Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi for a comprehensive look at all Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer, or Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Streetsmart Bahrain
By Melissa van Maasdyk

Streetsmart Publications Inc
Paperback (224 pages)

Streetsmart Bahrain
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Featuring a mix of mainstream must-sees and hidden gems, Streetsmart Bahrain is a guide that not only helps you see the country, but feel it, taste it... really get under its skin. Listings cover everything from the country's ancient archaeological sites and eclectic souqs to its myriad restaurants, and leisure options such as pearl diving and partying after dark, plus of course where to lay your head. But what gives the guide its unique 'insidery' edge are tips spread throughout the book by residents shaping Bahrain's lifestyle (artists, chefs, DJs, designers...), who take the reader off the beaten track to discover hidden-away spots for tasty street food, shisha by the sea and tailors making suits to Savile row standards for a snip, to name just a couple of examples. Enhancing the ride are illustrated maps to areas that deserve deeper exploration, such as the treasure-filled Manama souq and historical Muharraq, once central to Bahrain's famed pearling trade. Add walking tours, desert drives and packed itineraries for one to seven days, and you have the next best thing to a cool, informed resident friend showing you around.
Bahrain Complete Residents' Guide
By Explorer Publishing

Explorer Publishing
Released: 2006-09-01
Paperback (330 pages)

Bahrain Complete Residents  Guide
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The Bahrain Explorer is the number one lifestyle guide for Bahrain. Comprehensive, fun and easy to use, the Bahrain Explorer is an ideal guide to the fascinating and surprising state of Bahrain for residents, short-term visitors, business people and tourists.

  • Entering Bahrain
  • Becoming a Resident
  • Setting Up Home
  • Exploring Manama and Beyond
  • Shopping
  • Going Out
Bahrain in Perspective - Orientation Guide: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions, Manama, Muharraq, Hamad Town, Riffa, Al Khalifa Era, Oil, Sectarian Balance
By U.S. Government

Independently published
Paperback (120 pages)

Bahrain in Perspective - Orientation Guide: Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions, Manama, Muharraq, Hamad Town, Riffa, Al Khalifa Era, Oil, Sectarian Balance
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This unique guide produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Bahrain, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. CHAPTER 1 - GEOGRAPHY Introduction * Geographic Regions and Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Cities * Manama * Muharraq * Hamad Town * Riffa * A'Ali * Natural Hazards * Environmental Concerns * Chapter 1 Assessment CHAPTER 2 - HISTORY Introduction * Early History * Dilmun * Pre-Islamic Period * Islamic Era * Islam and the Qarmatians * Local Dynasties * Portuguese and Persian Domination * Al Khalifa Era * Origins of Al Khalifa Rule * Pre-Protectorate Power Struggles * Al Khalifa Succession Battles * British Dominance * Discovery of Oil * Social Unrest * Independence * Security Concerns * Recent History * Reforms and a New Constitution * The Arab Spring and Sectarian Unrest * Aftermath of the Arab Spring Demonstrations * Chapter 2 Assessment CHAPTER 3 - ECONOMY Introduction * Agriculture * Crops * Livestock * Industry and Manufacturing * Energy Resources * Natural Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking, Finance, and Currency * Investment * Transportation * Standard of Living * Organizations * Chapter 3 Assessment CHAPTER 4 - SOCIETY Introduction * Ethnic and Linguistic Groups * Religion * Cuisine * Traditional Clothing * Gender Issues * Arts * Pottery * Poetry * Music * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment CHAPTER 5 - SECURITY Introduction * U.S.-Bahraini Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Saudi Arabia * Qatar * Iran * Military * Terrorist Groups and Violent Activities * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Economic Effects of Anti-Government Protests * Sectarian Balance and Electoral Legitimacy * Chapter 5 Assessment
Culture Shock! Bahrain: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
By Harvey Tripp

Brand: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Paperback (192 pages)

Culture Shock! Bahrain: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
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Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; these are guides for a way of life.
Bahrain Map (Country Maps)
By Explorer Publishing

Explorer Publishing
Map (1 pages)

Bahrain Map (Country Maps)
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The Bahrain Road Map is the most accurate and comprehensive map of Bahrain, and the best way to find your way around the island.
Culture Shock! Bahrain: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
By Harvey Tripp

Brand: Cavendish Square Publishing
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Culture Shock! Bahrain: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)
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Information and background for travelers and expatriates includes a brief history and description of Bahrain, along with facts about the food, language, culture, and pastimes to help the "shocked" function in society, business, and residence.

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