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Important information about Bahrain (Kingdom of Bahrain)
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:24:03 AM »
Population: 1,323,535 (2011), and more than half of which are expats

Major religion: Islam

Capital city: Manama (also largest city)

Legal system: Constitutional monarchy

King: Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah

Main languages: Arabic, English (business)

Time: GMT +3

Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz, but in Awali 110 volts, 60Hz. UK-style 3-pin plugs are used.

Currency: The Bahraini Dinar (BHD), divided into 1,000 fils. (1 Bahraini Dinar equals ~ 2.65 US Dollar)

Tipping: Expected 10-15 per cent.

International dialling code: +973

Emergency numbers: 999 (police), 998 (ambulance), 997 (fire)

Internet TLD: .bh

Drives on the: Right