• Bahrain

Bahrain

Bahrain is a small island kingdom. Thanks to its atmosphere, Bahrain represents a popular tourist destination for the citizens of neighbouring countries, especially Saudi Arabia, which is connected to Bahrain via a 27-km-long bridge. This is a very pleasant country in which to stay, with an open, multicultural approach and a high percentage of English-speaking citizens. Healthcare in Bahrain is at an advanced level, despite the small surface area of the state; there are numerous state and private hospitals, mostly employing foreign healthcare professionals.

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Detail Value
Surface area760 km2
Capital cityManama
Head of StateKing Hámid ibn Ísa al-Chalífa
Overall GDPUSD 32.89 billion
Number of citizens1,332 mil.
of which % of foreigners55 %
Number of hospital beds1.8 beds/ per 1 000 citizens
Average life expectancy79 years
Bahrain

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Bahrain is the first Arabic state in which oil was discovered.

Bahrain is very tolerant towards other religions, and therefore you will find Catholic churches as well as synagogues here.


Bahrain

92 % of the total surface area of Bahrain consists of desert.

In the middle of the desert, where there is no water, a “Tree of Life” has been growing for 400 years already. Every year, over 50 000 admirers visit this tree. The local people believe that the "Tree of Life" is growing on the site of the actual Garden of Eden. The Bedouins, on the other hand, believe that this tree was blessed by Enki, the mythical God of Water.