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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain
مملكة البحرين (Arabic)
Mamlakat al-Bahrayn
Anthem: نشيد البحرين الوطني
Bahraynunā
Our Bahrain
Location of Bahrain (in green)
Location of Bahrain (in green)
Capital
and largest city
Manama
26°13′N 50°35′E / 26.217°N 50.583°E / 26.217; 50.583
Official languagesArabic[1]
Recognised languagesEnglish[2][3]
Ethnic groups
(2020)[4]
Religion
(2020)[5]
Demonym(s)Bahraini
GovernmentUnitary Islamic parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
• King
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa
LegislatureNational Assembly
Consultative Council
Council of Representatives
Establishment
1783
• Declared Independence[6]
14 August 1971
• Independence from United Kingdom[7]
15 August 1971
21 September 1971
14 February 2002
Area
• Total
785.08[8] km2 (303.12 sq mi) (173rd)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2018 estimate
1,569,446[9][10] (149th)
• 2020 census
1,501,635[4]
• Density
1,912.7/km2 (4,953.9/sq mi) (3rd)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$78.760 billion[11] (94th)
• Per capita
$52,129[11] (19th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$41.607 billion[11] (91st)
• Per capita
$27,538[11] (33rd)
HDI (2019)Increase 0.852[12]
very high · 42nd
CurrencyBahraini dinar (BHD)
Time zoneUTC+3 (AST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+973
ISO 3166 codeBH
Internet TLD.bh
Website
bahrain.bh
  1. Since 17 November 1967.[13]
  2. 46% are Bahraini citizens, 4.7% are other Arabs.

Bahrain

Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in Western Asia. It is situated on the Persian Gulf, and comprises a small archipelago made up of 50 natural islands and an additional 33 artificial islands, centered on Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. Bahrain is situated between Qatar and the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the King Fahd Causeway. According to the 2020 census, the country's population numbers 1,501,635, of which 712,362 are Bahraini nationals. Bahrain spans some 760 square kilometres (290 sq mi), and is the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. The capital and largest city is Manama.