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Index / Peoples
Open map of BahrainFlag of BahrainBahrain /

Bahrain is a densily populated country with 1004 persons per kmē. There are no overland borders, but Bahrain has a causeway connecting to Saudi Arabia. This is also the only overland connection from the country.
Coastline: 161 km, all on the Persian Gulf.
Highest point: Dukhan Mountain 134 m
Arable land: 4.4%
Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, of which the island of Bahrain is the dominating one (90% of the total area). Other important islands are Umm Na'san, Muharraq, Sitra and Hawar Islands. Most of the country is only rocky desert. Modern technology financed by oil revenues has permitted the increase of green areas, mainly benefitting agriculture but also town parks.
Average summer temperature is 34°C, average during winter is 17°C. Annual rainfall is below 80 mm, but the humidity is between 70% and 80%.


  • Persian Gulf

  • By Tore Kjeilen