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Bahrain

Political leadership

Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (since 1999, king since 2002)

Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (since 1971)

Land

Total 770.8 km²; Land 770.8 km²; Water (0) Km2; (country comparison to the world: 188)

Boundaries

total: 0 km

Border countries

Maritime boundaries: Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Coastline

161 km

Population

1.5 million (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 19.1% 15-64 years: 78% 65+: 3% (2017 est.)

Population growth rate

5.3% (2017 est.)

Urbanisation

89.3% of total population (2018)

Major cities

MANAMA (capital) 38% of the total population; Muharraq 17% (2017 est.)

Ethnic groups

Bahrainis 45%, non-Bahrainis 55% (2017 est.)

Religions

Muslim (official; predominantly Shiites) 70.3%, Christian 14.5%, Hindus 9.8%, Other 5.4% (2010 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), English, Farsi, Urdu

Literacy

(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 95.7% male: 96.9% female: 93.5% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$33.00 billion (2017 est.); $31.77 billion (2016 est.)

GDP growth

3.9% (2017 est.); 3.2% (2016 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP)

$22,111.5 (2017 est.); $22,291.4 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate (of labour force)

3.7% (2017 est.) ; 4.3% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

N/A

Public debt

79.7.8% of GDP (2017); 72.7% of GDP (2016)

Inflation rate

1.6% (2017); 2.4% (2016)

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