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Basic information

Latest news from Bahrain

Al-Bab blog on Bahrain

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Bahrain: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Bahrain

Nationmaster: Bahrain 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

BBC country profile - Bahrain

Maps of Bahrain 

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Bahrain dinar (BHD)

Telecommunications in Bahrain (Wikipedia)

National flag of Bahrain

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Bahrain
Ethnologue Database

Who's who in Bahrain

Historical and political texts relating to Bahrain


Constitutional background

Text of constitution (2002)

Previous constitution (1973)

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Bahrain Freedom Movement
Website of Bahrain's main opposition group, based in London (English and Arabic)

Human rights reports on Bahrain


Bahrain timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Bahrain (Wikipedia)


Bahraini newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship

Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation 

Bahrain News Agency


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Bahrain

Bahrain Guide 
Tips for visitors

Bahrain International Airport 

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.


Bahrain and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Bahrain
Aquastat country profile


In the Bahrain section


Related pages

Books from Amazon


Lonely Planet Arab Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Oatar, Saudi Arabia& the United Arab Emirates
Gordon Robison. Paperback, 1996

Bahrain: A Travel Guide
Philip Ward. Paperback

Arabian fantasy
Herbert Chappell

The Gulf Emirates: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Nagel Ency

The Dilmun Temple at Saar: Bahrain and Its Archaeological Inheritance
Harriet Crawford (Editor), et al. Hardcover, 1997

An Arabian Adventure: A Dream Achieved
Gifford S. Rossi. Hardcover, 1996

Arabian Gulf Intelligence
Robert H. Thomas (Editor). Hardcover, 1985

Bahrain (World Bibliographical Series)
P.T.H. Unwin. Hardcover, 1984

Bahrain: A Travel Guide
Philip Ward. Paperback

Bahrain: Gulf Heritage in Transition
Michael Jenner. Hardcover, 1984

Bahrain in Original Photographs
Andrew Wheatcroft. Hardcover, 1987

Dilmun and Its Gulf Neighbours
Harriet E. W. Crawford. Paperback, 1998

First Light: Modern Bahrain and Its Heritage
Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifah. Hardcover, 1995

Kamal's Quest
Cynthia Profilet. Hardcover, 1993

The Life and Times of Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa: Ruler of Bahrain 1942-1961
Andrew Wheatcroft. Hardcover, 1995

Women at Work in the Gulf: A Case Study of Bahrain
Munira A. Fakhro. Hardcover, 1990


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Last revised on 01 November, 2013