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Bahrain

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BAHRAIN
(pronounced - bah-rain | bɑːˈreɪn)
OFFICIAL NAME: Kingdom of Bahrain
DEMONYMS: Bahraini, Asian
Bahrain is part of the Western Asia region in the continent of Asia. The name Bahrain is believed to have derived from the Arabic meaning the Two Seas. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 665 square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Arabic, the capital city is Manama, and the main currency used is the Bahraini Dinar.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Medium-Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.385.2 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.40.3 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Manama

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REGION

Western Asia

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CONTINENT

Asia

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

665

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Indian Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Bahrain
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
巴林
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Bahrein
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Baréin
Arabic Flag
Arabic
البحرين
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Barein
French Flag
French
Bahreïn
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
בחריין
Russian Flag
Russian
Бахрейн
German Flag
German
Bahrain
Hindi Flag
Hindi
बहरीन
Japanese Flag
Japanese
バーレーン

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LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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Government

| INFORMATION

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BAHRAIN
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
وزارة الخارجية
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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BAHRAIN
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
وزارة الصحة
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
تحية [tahia]
HI
مرحبا [marhabaan]
HOW ARE YOU?
كيف حالك؟ [kayf halk?]
GOOD MORNING
صباح الخير [sabah alkhyr]
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
انا بخير وأنت؟ ['iinaa bikhayr wa'anat?]
GOOD AFTERNOON
طاب مسائك [tab masayik]
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
ما اسمك؟ [ma asmak?]
GOOD NIGHT
تصبح على خير [tusbih ealaa khayr]
MY NAME IS…
اسمي ...
WELCOME
أهلا بك ['ahlaan bik]
NICE TO MEET YOU
تشرفت بمقابلتك [tasharafat bimuqabalatik]
GOODBYE
وداعا [wadaeaan]
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
هل تتحدث الانجليزية؟ [hal tatahadath alanjlyzia?]

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

In case of an emergency, you can find the contact telephone number and phrases in all of the main spoken languages within that country. If using a smartphone, you can call immediately by pressing the button found within each revelant service
Ambulance
AMBULANCE
سياره اسعاف (sayaruh 'iiseaf) (arabic)

dial
999

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
شرطة (shurta) (arabic)

dial
999

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
نار (nar) (arabic)

dial
999

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
حالة طوارئ [halat tawari]
HELP ME
ساعدني [saeidni]
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
أين هو أقرب مستشفى؟ ['ayn hu 'aqrab mustashfaa؟]
STOP
توقف [tawaquf]
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
أين أقرب صيدلية ؟ ['ayn 'aqrab saydliatan ?]
HOSPITAL
مستشفى [mustashfaa]
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
أين مركز الشرطة؟
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

973

INTERNET SUFFIX

.bh

CURRENCY

NAME:
Bahraini Dinar
SYM:
BD
DIVISION:
1,000 fils

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
1
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug G

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CLIMATE

Manama

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
20.8°C | 69.4°F
02| FEB
22.2°C | 72°F
03| MAR
26.3°C | 79.4°F
04| APR
30.9°C | 87.6°F
05| MAY
36.5°C | 97.7°F
06| JUN
38.7°C | 101.6°F
07| JUL
39.9°C | 103.8°F
08| AUG
39.8°C | 103.7°F
09| SEP
37.8°C | 100°F
10| OCT
34.1°C | 93.4°F
11| NOV
27.9°C | 82.3°F
12| DEC
22.6°C | 72.6°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
14.8°C | 58.6°F
02| FEB
15.8°C | 60.5°F
03| MAR
18.8°C | 65.9°F
04| APR
23°C | 73.4°F
05| MAY
27.8°C | 82.1°F
06| JUN
30.6°C | 87°F
07| JUL
32.1°C | 89.7°F
08| AUG
32.1°C | 89.7°F
09| SEP
30.1°C | 86.2°F
10| OCT
26.9°C | 80.4°F
11| NOV
22.1°C | 71.8°F
12| DEC
16.7°C | 62.1°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
نعم فعلا [nem fielaan]
EXCUSE ME
عفوا [efu]
NO
لا [la]
PLEASE
رجاء [raja']
NO, THANK YOU
لا شكرا لك
SORRY
معذرة [maedhira]
MAYBE
يمكن [yumkin]
THANK YOU
شكرا [shukraan]

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC+3 (Asia/Bahrain)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

1
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
التوجيهات والإرشادات
HOW DO I GET THERE?
كيف أصل إلى هناك؟ [kayf 'asl 'iilaa hunak?]
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
كم ثمن ذلك؟ [kam thaman dhilkan?]
HOW FAR IS IT?
كم يبعد؟ [kam yabaeda?]
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
هل تقبل بطاقات الائتمان؟ [hal tuqbal bitaqat alaitiman?]
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
أين الحمام؟ ['ayn alhamam?]
I'M NOT INTERESTED
أنا لست مهتم
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
أين هو أقرب مطعم؟ ['ayn hu 'aqrab mateam?]
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
أنا لا أفهم ['ana la 'afham]
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
بكم أنا مدين لك؟ [bikum 'ana madyan lak?]

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
مثليه [mithlayh] (arabic)
Gay Flag
Gay
مثلي الجنس [mithli aljins] (arabic)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
ثنائي الجنس [thunayiyin aljins] (arabic)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
المتحولين جنسيا (arabic)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
الخنثى (arabic)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
عديم الجنس (arabic)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
استجواب (arabic)
Community Flag
Community
تواصل اجتماعي [tuasil aijtimaeiun] (arabic)
Gender Flag
Gender
متعلق بنوع الجنس (arabic)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
ذات الصلة بالجنس (arabic)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
غير ثنائي (arabic)
Queer Flag
Queer
مثلي (arabic)
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