Country Profile - Bahrain

Name: Kingdom of Bahrain

Location: Middle East, Gulf Coast

Time: IST (-) 2 1/2 hrs

Capital: Manama

Language: Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu

Area: 710.9 sq km (274.5 sq miles).

Population: 1,214,705 includes 235,108 non-nationals (July 2011 EST.)

National Day: 16 Dec

Currency: Dinar (BHD).

Climate: June-October, hot and humid (42°C), December to April, mild (10°-20°C). December through to March can be quite cool. Rainfall is slight and occurs mainly in winter. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant months.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 16 Dec National Days (two days).

Airline Name: Nil

International Airports: Al Muharraq (Bahrain) (BAH)