Bahrain flag information
Description flag of Bahrain
red the traditional color for flags of Persian Gulf states, with a white serrated band (five white points) on the hoist side; the five points represent the five pillars of Islam
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Official country name
Kingdom of Bahrain
Mamlakat al Bahrayn (long)
Al Bahrayn (short)
Bahraini(s) (noun) Al Bahrayn (adjective)
Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
718,306 ranked 164, (data 2008)
close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources; strategic location in Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western world's petroleum must transit to reach open ocean. The lowest point is Persian Gulf 0 m.
Coastline 161 km.
5 governorates; Asamah, Janubiyah, Muharraq, Shamaliyah, Wasat
each governorate administered by an appointed governor
15 August 1971 (from UK)