BAHRAIN. INTRODUCTION. 1. G EOGRAPHY 2. GOVERNMENT AND POPULATION 3 . ECONOMY 4. HISTORY 5. INDEPENDENCE 6. DOMESTIC POLITICS 7. FOREIGN RELATIONS 7.1. Relations with Iran 7.2. Relations with Qatar 7.3. Relations with the U.S.A 7.4. Relations with Turkey. 1.GEOGRAPHY.
2.GOVERNMENT AND POPULATION
7.1.Relations with Iran
7.2. Relations with Qatar
7.3.Relations with the U.S.A
7.4.Relations with Turkey
of 33 islands located off the
eastern coast of Saudi Arabia
. The four main islands are joined
by causeways, and make up about
95% of the total land area.
Head of State:His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Crown Prince: His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Prime Minister: His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa
Ethnic groups: Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%.
Religions: 98% Muslim (approximately Shi'a 70%, Sunni 30%), with small Christian, Jewish, Baha’i, and Hindu communities.
Monetary unit:1 Bahraini dinar = 1,000 fils
the stage of history some 3000 years BC.
centre of one of the great trading
empires of the ancient world.
Mesopotamia (Southern Iraq)
and the Indus Valley
(today's India and Pakistan)
Great arrived the island
the Portuguese occupied Bahrain
the Khalifa, captured Bahrain.
In the 1830s the Al Khalifa signed
the first of many treaties establishing
Bahrain as a British Protectorate
Bahrain was the first Gulf country
to discover petroleum in 1932.
- convening of an elective National Assembly
Since 1994, Bahrainexperienced sometimes severe
civil disturbancesfrom a Shi'ite-led resistance
after coming to power in 1999, pushed
economic and political reforms
amended 14 February 2002, the country
is no longer an emirate,
but a constitutional monarchy.
The country’s first municipal and parliamentary elections in decades were held in May and October 2002
the first time that female candidates were able to run for public office