History of Bahrain
To be shielded from the tormenting Turkish attacks, Bahrain was forced to signed agreements with the British who in return put clauses in the treaty for their right of entry in the Persian Gulf. Taking advantage of the position the British overtook the throne and put their rulers in the chair in 1869. The British Middle Eastern naval base was set up in Bahrain in the year 1935 and major British officials were posted in Bahrain in 1946.
A strong protest against the British government was raised in 1950, but the British did not give up their regime until 1971. On 4th August 1971, Bahrain officially announced their Independence.
In 1902, it was known to the Bahraini the existence of oil in their province but commercially it was explored in the year 1932 by William Taylor. Bahrain then enjoyed economic prosperity until 1980’s due to price hike in the oil.
There was turmoil in the internal politics of Bahrain after 1990. This unstable situation led the agreement of the Bahrainis with the US. The US armies build up their barracks in Bahrain that led to a bosom relationship of the Bahrainis with the US.
Geography of Bahrain
Bahrain is an amalgamation of thirty three (33) islands in the Persian Gulf usually acknowledged by the term "Archipelago" surrounded by the countries of Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. Bahrain’s is mostly surrounded by rocky islands and coral reefs. Most part of Bahrain is an arid desert which is low-lying. Limestone physiography is a common characteristic of Bahrain.
The physiography of Bahrain can be classified into –
1) The Limestone covered central part. "Jabal ad Dukhan" or The Mountain of Smoke is a popular feature in this part that is named for the mists that frequently swathe the mountain peak.
2) Miocene silicious clay covering a shorter area.
3) Pleistocene sands adorning the canyon region.
4) The low-lying beach formed by the relatively new sand deposition.
Bahrain covers a total area of 760 sq. kms and comprises a coastline of 161 km.
The highest point of the island is JabaladDukhan (122m above sea level) and
The lowest point is the Persian Gulf (0m on sea level).
Climate of Bahrain
Bahrain experiences arid type of climatic comprising mainly two seasons namely summer and winter. The summer temperature averages 40oC with very high humidity making the climate extremely unpleasant. The winters are mild and averages 15o C. The island receives very scarce rainfall and the average rainfall accounts 75mm.
Natural Resources in Bahrain
The natural resources of Bahrain are fishes, oil, pearls and associated & non-associated natural gas.
Important Cities of Bahrain
- Hamad Town
- Isa Town
Tourist Attraction in Bahrain
- Adhari Park
- Al Fateh Grand Mosque
- Amwaj Islands
- Arad Fort
- Bab Al Bahrain
- Bahrain National Museum
- Barbar Temple
- Beit Al Quran
- Khamis Mosque
- King Fahd Causeway
- Museum of Pearl Diving
Famous Hotels in Bahrain
- Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa
- Intercontinental Bahrain
- Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
- Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre
- The Domain Bahrain
- Gulf Hotel Bahrain
- The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa
Bahrain being located in the vicinity of the Arabs has their cuisine close to the Arabic. Though, they have a fusion of taste with Thai, Pakistani, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Some of the most popular local plates are:
- Qoozi – Lamb grilled with rice
- Machboos – Fresh meat or chicken plated with curry mixed rice.
- Muhammar – Sweetened Rice
- Gahwa – A Refreshing Drink
- Halwa– Desert
Some of the important airports of Bahrain are:
- Bahrain International Airport (Civil)
- Shaikh Isa Air Base (Military)
- Sakhir Air Base (Military)
- Riffa Air Base (Military)
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: April 23, 2015
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|Area||765.3 sq km|
|Currency||Bahraini dinar (BHD)|