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Map of Bahrain showing Al Manamah municipality
Bahrain from space, June 1996
Bahrain from space, June 1996

Manama (Arabic: المنامة Al-Manāmah) is the capital city of Bahrain and is the country's largest city with a population of approximately 155,000, roughly a quarter of country's entire population. Manama is located at 26.21667° N 50.5833° E. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (640x630, 84 KB)Manama, Bahrain - June 1996 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Manama Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (640x630, 84 KB)Manama, Bahrain - June 1996 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Manama Categories: NASA images ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...


Manama was mentioned in Islamic chronicles at least as far back as 1345. It was conquered by the Portuguese in 1521 and then by the Persians in 1602. It has been held, with brief interruptions, by the ruling Al-Khalifa dynasty since 1783. Manama was declared a free port in 1958, and in 1971 became the capital of independent Bahrain. Islam(Arabic: ; ) is a monotheistic religion based on the Quran. ... Events Miracle of the Host Births October 31 - King Fernando I of Portugal (died 1383) Agnès of Valois, daughter of John II of France (died 1349) Eleanor Maltravers, English noblewoman (died 1405) Deaths April 14 - Richard Aungerville, English writer and bishop (born 1287) September 16 - John IV, Duke of... Events January 3 - Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem. ... Motto: Persian: Esteqlāl, āzādÄ«, jomhÅ«rÄ«-ye eslāmÄ« (English: Independence, freedom, (the) Islamic Republic) Anthem: SorÅ«d-e MellÄ«-e Īrān Capital Tehran Largest city Tehran Official language(s) Persian Government Islamic republic Supreme Leader President Ali Khamenei Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Revolution Declared Overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi... This page is about the year. ... The Al-Khalifah dynasty is the ruling family of Bahrain. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A free port (porto franco) or free zone (US: Foreign-Trade Zone) is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


The economic base for Manama is financial services, with over two hundred financial institutions and banks based in the Diplomatic Area. There is also a large retail sector in the shopping malls around Seef, while the centre of Manama is dominated by small workshops and traders. Manama is served by Bahrain International Airport on the nearby island of Al Muharraq, to which it is connected with a causeway. Manama also is home to the American Mission Hospital, founded in 1893.[1] Bahrain International Airport is located on Al Muharraq, an island on the northern tip of Bahrain, north of the capital, Manama. ... Categories: Geography stubs | Bahrain ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Al Manamah was also one of the twelve municipalities of Bahrain, and it is now in the Capital Governorate. Bahrain was split into twelve municipalities that were all administered from the capital city of Manama. ... Categories: Middle East geography stubs ...

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Places in Manama

The major places within Manama are:

Adliya is the bohemian quarter of Manama, the capital city of Bahrain. ... A View of Diplomatic Area The Diplomatic Area (Arabic: المنطقة الدبلوماسية; transliterated: al-Mantiqah ad-Diblomasiyah) is a place in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, an island kingdom in Arabian Gulf. ... Gudaibiya (Qudaibiya) is a place in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain. ... Exhibition Avenue, Hoora Hoora (Arabic: الحورة) is a place in Manama, in the island kingdom of Bahrain. ... Juffair is in Manama, Bahrain and is a more recent development after 1970 in Bahrain. ... A View of Seef area. ... Umm Al Hassam (Arabic: أم الحصم) (trans. ... Zinj can have the following meanings: The nickname for the hominid Paranthropus boisei The city of Az Zinj in Bahrain The Arab word for the East African coast, meaning black A fictional lost city located in the Virunga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, starring in the novel...

Manama Souq

See also: Bab Al Bahrain
A View of Manama Souq
A View of Manama Souq

Manama Souq is a bustling marketplace with numerous traditional as well as modern shops. The souq (marketplace) is located in the heart of the city, near Bab Al Bahrain. The souq stretches from Bab al Bahrain road on the east side, Al Khalifa Road on the north, Lulu Road on the west and Sh. Abdulla Road on the east. One can see and buy all kinds of spices, fabrics, kaftans, thobes, handicrafts, souveignors, dry fruits, nuts, and any other thing one can imagine. Bab Al Bahrain Bab Al Bahrain means Gate of Bahrain. Built by the British in the 1940s, Bab Al Bahrain once stood at the waters edge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ManamaSouq1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ManamaSouq1. ... Bab Al Bahrain Bab Al Bahrain means Gate of Bahrain. Built by the British in the 1940s, Bab Al Bahrain once stood at the waters edge. ...


The Gold souk is also worth visiting and all the gold is hallmarked and pure. One can only find 18K and 21K gold items. 10K and 14K are not usually acceptable as 'gold' jewelry. The Bahraini pearls are the only natural pearls in the world today and they are one of a kind. They are not cultured but natural. For other things called pearl, see pearl (disambiguation). ...


food in Bahrain

Bahrainies are used to eating rice a lot especially for lunch. Also, they like eating fish a lot as it is available at very low prices.


Notes and References

  1. ^ American Mission Hospital Home Page. URL accessed on October 15, 2005.

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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Manama (194 words)
Manama (Arabic: المنامة Al-Manāmah) is the capital city of Bahrain and is situated on the Persian Gulf, in the northeast of Bahrain Island.
Manama was declared a free port in 1958, and in 1971 became the capital of independent Bahrain.
Manama is served by Bahrain International Airport on the island of Al Muharraq, to which it is connected with a causeway.
The Persian Gulf - Manama (250 words)
The city is situated in the far north-eastern corner of corner of the main island of the Bahrain archipelago.
In 1958 Manama was declared to be a free port, then in 1971, after Iran dropped its legitimate territorial claims on the ancient Persian Island of Bahrain, Manama became the capital of the independent Arab ruled Bahrain.
Part of the fascination of Manama is its historical centre.
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