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Skyline of Manama, Bahrain. Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population.

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Flags of Bahrain - geography; Flags, Map, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System

10. Bahrain Population: 1.3 million Percentage of millionaire households: 3.2% Bahrain, an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf, became a center of global attention after the 2011 Arab Spring sparked riots and repression in the oil-rich state. The protests underlined tension between Bahrain's Shiite majority and wealthier Sunni governing elite. Bahrain has 8,000 millionaire households. Its diversified economy, which for "only" 60 percent on oil exports, further includes aluminum, finance.

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"#Bahrain – An Interesting Market for Investors One of the more attractive countries to find a promising real estate market would be the small Persian #Gulf nation of Bahrain. With a population of slightly over 1.3 million people, Bahrain consists of over 30 islands near #Qatar and is connected to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd Causeway road bridge. http://www.bb8589.com/property-investment/bahrain-an-interesting-market-for-investors/

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https://flic.kr/p/7knvgu | Al Fateh mosque (Manama, Bahrain) | islam in Bahrain represents the 89% of the population it is the main religion of Bahrain

BAHRAIN - NEWS: 15.7.12 In London yesterday, protesters from the Opposition demonstrated infront of both the Bahrain & Saudi Arabian embassies calling for freedom, democracy and the banning of Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who is accused of torturing athletes, from the Olympic Games. Saudi Arabia, which bankrolls Bahrain & supports it militarily, is currently suppressing the Shia population of Qatif, its eastern province. More .. http://www.petercliffordonline.com/bahrain-news

#Bahrain – An Interesting Market for Investors One of the more attractive countries to find a promising real estate market would be the small Persian #Gulf nation of Bahrain. With a population of slightly over 1.3 million people, Bahrain consists of over 30 islands near #Qatar and is connected to Saudi Arabia by the King Fahd Causeway road bridge. http://www.bb8589.com/property-investment/bahrain-an-interesting-market-for-investors/

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Sunnis and Shia in the Middle East

Iran has the largest Shia majority, with more than 66 million making up nearly 90% of the population. Shia are also in the majority in Iraq and Bahrain. There are sizable Shia communities in Kuwait, Yemen, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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Durrat Al Bahrain | Atkins provided masterplanning, architecture, landscaping, environment, transport, civil engineering and project management services for this sustainable residential, commercial and leisure resort community for a population of 60,000.