flag Bahrain Bahrain: Statistical Overview

Capital: Manama


Total Population: 1,472,233
Natural Increase: 0.6%
Density: 1,852 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 89.7%
Ethnic Origins: Bahraini Arabs about 46%, central and south-east Asians about 45%, other Arabs about 5% and other populations (including African, European, etc.) about 4%. (Bahrain Open Data Portal)
Official Language: Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, and Urdu
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslim (Shi'a and Sunni) 81.2%, Christian 9%, Others 9.8%.
Literacy Rate: 86.5%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Manama

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Baraini Dinar (BHD)

Country Overview

Area: 790 km²
Type of State: Kingdom, constitutional monarchy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
A flourishing economy living on its production of hydrocarbons and its financial sector.
HDI*: 0.824/1
HDI (World Rank): 45/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Bahrain, dial 00
To call Bahrain, dial +973
Internet Suffix: .bh
Computers: 16.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 21.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 88.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 14,87113,25612,68314,18815,537
Exports of Goods (million USD) 18,04418,12014,06622,36930,194
Imports of Services (million USD) 8,0778,0839,26310,2898,582
Exports of Services (million USD) 12,24911,76511,49713,22511,571

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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