Bahrain

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About Bahrain

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a sovereign state in the Persian Gulf on the borders of Saudi Arabia. The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 33 natural islands and an additional 51 artificial islands. The island connects to Saudi Arabia by means of a 25 km long set of bridges and artificial islands called The King Fahd Causeway.

Bahrain economy is one of the fastest-growing in the Arab world as it is the freest economy of the Middle East. Its primary industry being Oil/Petroleum, Aluminium, Finance & Construction Materials

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityManama
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic & English
Currency Bahraini dinar, BHD
Phone Code +973
Important CitiesRiffa, Muharraq, Hamad Town, A’ali, Isa Town, Sitra, Budaiya, Jidhafs, Al-Malikiyah
National DayNational Day (16th Dec)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking43 (Very Easy)
Primary IndustriesOil and Gas, Aluminum Smelting, Iron Pelletization, Tourism, Petrochemicals and Plastics, Food Processing, Garments Industries sector, Engineering, Handicrafts, Small and Medium Industries
Major ExportsRefined Petroleum, Raw Aluminium, Aluminium Wire, Aluminium Plating, Iron Ore, Fertilizers, Vehicles, Machinery including computers, Gems, precious metals, Plastics, plastic articles
Major Exports to IndiaHides and Skins, Footwear, Vegetables, Food Products, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation, Machinery and Electricals, Plastic or Rubber, Wood, Stone and Glass
Major ImportsCrude Oil, Machinery, Chemicals, fuel, electrical equipment, chemical products, transport equipment, metals and plastics.
Major Imports from IndiaHides and Skins, Footwear, Minerals, Wood, Food products, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Fuels, Plastic or Rubber, Stone and Glass, Raw materials
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral Trade and commercial exchanges 
Bordering NationsKuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, UAE, Oman
Member ofGreater Arab Free Trade Area(GAFTA), Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Piyush Srivastava
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Building 1090, Road 2819, Block 428, Al-Seef, Manama, PO Box 26106, Kingdom of Bahrain
Email: amb.bahrain@mea.gov.in
Phone: 00-973-17 560 360
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Abdulrahman Mohamed Ahmed Al
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of the Kindom of Bahrain
16/2, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057.
Email: bahrainembassyindia@gmail.com newdelhi.mission@mofa.gov.bh
Phone: 26154153 - 26154154