The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of more than 33 islands; the largest amongst them is Bahrain Island.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is situated on the western shores of the Arabian Gulf. It covers a total land area
of 765 km2, and is approximately 60 km long and 18 km wide.
Bahrain’s capital and largest city is Manama, a major financial center, and home to a very diverse population.
Bahrain International Airport is located in Muharraq, the second largest island after Bahrain. Moreover,
the 25km-long King Fahad Causeway links the Kingdom of Bahrain with the Eastern region of the Kingdom of
The 'Al Khalifa' family has ruled Bahrain since 1783, overseeing its development into a
major commercial and banking centre.
Bahrain’s total population is estimated to be around 1,200,000, including a significant number of
expatriates, making it a highly cosmopolitan society.