The Regional: Middle East: (Bahrain Middle East )

Bahrain Location: Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia Total Area: 620 sq m Coastline: 161 km Nationality: noun: Bahraini(s) adjective: Bahraini Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu Climate: arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers Natural resources: oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls Capital: Manama Independence: 15 August 1971 (from UK) Flag description: red with a white serrated band (eight white points) on the hoist side Currency: Bahraini dinar (BHD) Bahrain Middle East Regional.

Bahrain had the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has invested in the banking and tourism sectors. (wikipedia)