Country Name - BahrainBahrain flag

Head of stateKing Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Capital CityManama
Official LanguageArabic
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)58.28
Population 20121,317,827
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201446
Scientific ranking 2014107
HDI ranking 201344
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Fawaz Bin Mohammad Al Khalifa
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Embassy Address30 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB
Telephone020 7201 9170
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Bahrain is an archipelago of 37 islands, the largest of which is Bahrain Island, lying in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain is mostly desert with no permanent rivers or streams existing on any of the islands. There is a small region of fertile land supporting date, almond, fig, and pomegranate trees.

The country has an arid climate of hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach 48°C with winter temperatures between 10 and 20°C.

Bahrain is rich in oil and natural gas.