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Bahrain: Country on the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a country in the Persian Gulf. The island nation comprises a small archipelago made up of 51 natural islands and an additional 33 artificial islands, centered around Bahrain Island which makes up around 83 percent of the country's landmass. The country is situated between the Qatari peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia to which it is connected by the 25-kilometre (16 mi) King Fahd Causeway. According to the 2020 census, Bahrain's population numbers 1,501,635 people, of which 712,362 are Bahraini nationals. At 780 square kilometres (300 sq mi) in size, it is the third-smallest nation in Asia after the Maldives and Singapore. The capital and largest city is Manama.

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EAM Jaishankar, Bahraini counterpart hold 3rd High Joint Commission meeting [Video]

EAM Jaishankar, Bahraini counterpart hold 3rd High Joint Commission meeting

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Bahraini counterpart in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two leaders met at Hyderabad house in the capital. Bahraini foreign minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:06Published
EAM holds meeting with his Bahrain counterpart [Video]

EAM holds meeting with his Bahrain counterpart

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 07 met Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at Hyderabad House in the national capital. Ministers held delegation..

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VP Naidu meets Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister in Delhi [Video]

VP Naidu meets Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister in Delhi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Bahrainian Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain, Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani at Upa Rashtrapati Niwas in Delhi on April 07. The Foreign Affairs Minister of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:08Published

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