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Post by pmd1980 » July 4th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Bahrain (/bɑːˈreɪn/ (About this sound listen); Arabic: البحرين‎‎ About this sound al-Baḥrayn), officially the Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎‎ About this sound Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn), is a small Arab monarchy in the Arabian Gulf. It is an island country consisting of a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the 25 km (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. Bahrain's population is 1,234,571 (c. 2010), including 666,172 non-nationals.[8] It is 780 km2 in size, making it the third smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore.

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