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Updated: Oct 3, 2022

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Country Name

Bahrain or the Kingdom of Bahrain.


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, Bahrain is situated between Qatar and the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia, to which it is connected by the King Fahd Causeway.



Reason Of Naming

Bahrain is made up of 33 islands, the largest island in Bahrain. The name of this island is due to the presence of freshwater springs in the saltwater. Because this island is the largest, it takes the name of the country.

The name "Bahrain" refers to the fact that the country contains two sources of water which are the eyes of sweet water and saltwater in the surrounding seas.

It had several names before it was called Bahrain. In the Greek era, it was known as Tylos. It was also known as Delmon. and before Islam, it was known as Awal (an idol form of bullhead, located on the current island of Muharraq,) and was worshiped by the people of that region.


Bahrain officially adopted its flag on February 14, 2002. Bahrain’s flag is officially known as the National Flag of Bahrain. The flag consists of two vertical stripes of White & Red colors, which are separated by a zigzag line consisting of five triangles. ​The Red color refers to battles, and the White refers to peace. The five triangles represent the number of five pillars of Islam.

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