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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 TypeIslamic Parliamentary Semi-Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesArabic & English
CurrencyBahraini dinar, BHD
Phone Code +973
Important CitiesRiffa, Muharraq, Hamad Town, A’ali, Isa Town, Sitra, Budaiya, Jidhafs, Al-Malikiyah
National DayIndependence (16th Dec)
GDP (nominal)USD 44.994 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking43
Primary IndustriesOil and Gas, Aluminum Smelting, Iron Pelletization, Tourism, Petrochemicals and Plastics, Food Processing, Garments Industries sector, Engineering, Handicrafts, Small and Medium Industries
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Ceramic Products, Fashion and Apparel, Aviation Vehicles, Railway and Locomotives, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Books and Papers, Music and Instruments
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Marine Vessels, Books and Papers, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fruits and Nuts, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Building & Construction Products & Services, Fashion and Apparel, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Total Exports ValueUSD 22.252 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 15.535 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 6.717 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral Trade and commercial exchanges 
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Chemical Products, Glass and glassware, Wood and Pulp, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Plants and Flowers, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers
Major Imports from IndiaPlastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plants and Flowers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Gems & Jewellery, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Ceramic Products, Fashion and Apparel, Vegetables and Related Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Spices, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Rubber and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 1,014.50 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 965.25 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 964.25 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BahrainEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Vinod K. Jacob
Honourable Ambassador
Building 1090, Road 2819, Block 428, Al-Seef, Manama, PO Box 26106, Kingdom of Bahrain
00-973-17 560 360

Embassy Details of Bahrain in IndiaEmbassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Abdulrahman Mohamed Ahmed Al Gaoud
A-16/2Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2615 4153, 2615 4154 (O)

Consulate General
Mr. Ali Abdulaziz Ali Mohamed Albalooshi
Consul General
53, Maker Tower F, 5th floor, Cuffe Parade,Colaba, Mumbai 400 005

+91-22-22185856/57/58 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Sanjay Soni
Honorary Consul