Sunday, 12 April 2015

Bahrain: Pearl of the Persian Gulf

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island, the largest land mass, at 55 km (34 mi) long by 18 km (11 mi) wide. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain by the King Fahd Causeway while Iran lies 200 km (124 mi) to the north across the Persian Gulf. The peninsula of Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. The population in 2010 stood at 1,234,571, including 666,172 non-nationals. The capital and largest city is Manama. The currency is Bahraini dinar (BHD).

Some interesting facts are:
1. The name ‘Bahrain’ means two seas, which is attributed to the sweet water springs and salty water in the seas that surrounds the island country.

2. Bahrain is connected to mainland of Saudi Arabia by a 26 km long bridge called the King Fahd Causeway.

3. Bahrain was the first Arabian country to discover petroleum in 1932.

4. There is a famous Mesquite tree called “Tree of Life” which is 400 years old and stands alone in the desert of Bahrain. The fact that the water source of the tree is not known attracts huge number of visitors.

5. Once Bahrain hoisted the largest national flag that stood 318 by 555 feet high. The record was broken by an Israeli Flag.

6. The Bahrain World Trade center is the world’s first high rise building to have incorporated wind turbine in its design.

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Some beautiful places are:

For tourism details visit: @BahrainTourism

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