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Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a borderless island country located in the Persian Gulf . Its neighbours are Saudi Arabia , which lies to the West and is connected to the country of Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway, and Qatar which lies to the South across the Gulf of Bahrain . There are plans to connect Bahrain and Qatar with the Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge which will be the longest fixed link in the world.

Bahrain is an archipelago with generally flat and arid desert plains. The country is made up of thirty-three islands and does not share a land boundary with nearby countries yet has a very large coastline at 161 kilometres (100 miles). It also claims twelve nautical miles (22km) of territorial sea. The climate is composed of very mild winters and hot humid summers.

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a consitutional monarchy headed by the King while the government is run by the Prime Minister who runs a cabinet of twenty-three. Bahrain runs under bicameral legislature comprised of a lower house, called the Chamber of Deputies, and the upper house, called the Shura Council. The latter is appointed by the King whereas the Chamber of Deputies is elected by universal suffrage. Both of the houses contain forty members.

 

The Bahraini government has hosted the Forum for the Future (2005) which brought together Middle East and G8 countries in order to generate discussion and debate over political and economic reform in the region. It also produced the third woman in history to preside over the United NationsGeneral Assembly as President.

 

Did You Know?

  • Bahrain has been ruled over by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, Persians and Arabs, under whom the island became Muslim.
  • It has been known under many names. In Ancient Times Bahrain was called Dilmun, then Tylos, Awal and under the Persian name Mishmahig when the Persians claimed the country for their Empire.
  • In Arabic, Bahrain means "two seas" which refers to the sweet water springs found within the salty sea that surrounds it.

© Written by E.J.Clarke.

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