None; it's an island chain. It's very close to the continent of Asia.
|Continent of Asia. You can see how close Bahrain|
is to it.
|A close-up of Bahrain.|
The closest neighbors are Saudi Arabia, to the west, and Qatar, to the southeast.
Gulf of Bahrain, Persian Gulf
Total Area: (added March 2015)
295 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Manama, Riffa, Muharraq, Hamad Town, A'ali
Famous Geographical Point:
Jabal ad Dukhan (Mountain of Smoke)
Mahmood Al-Yousif, aka "The Blogfather," writer
Book Set In/About:
Looking for Dilmun by Geoffrey Bibby
One man's archeological quest to find the lost kingdom of Dilmun, which once covered much of the Arabian gulf.
Movie Set In/About:
"Absence (Ghyab)" (2008), directed by Mohammed BuAli
This short explores the topic of loneliness in modern society. Note: it was very difficult to find a movie either set in or about Bahrain, so I chose a movie made by a Bahraini director.
Headline of the Day:
"Bahrain Police 'Raid Home of Top Shia Cleric'" in Aljazeera.