Bahrain Demographics

What is the population of Bahrain?

Population 1,505,003
Population - note Note: immigrants make up approximately 50% of the total population, according to UN data
Population Growth Rate 2.57%
Urban Population 88.7%
Population in Major Urban Areas MANAMA (capital) 262,000
Nationality Noun Bahraini(s)
Nationality Adjective Bahraini
Ethnic Groups Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%
Languages Spoken Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Bahrain Health Information

What are the health conditions in Bahrain?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 2.65
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 3.8%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.2%
HIV/Aids Deaths 150
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 1.8
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 8.72
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 11.1
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 9.93
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 20
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 32.9%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 550
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 1.49
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 0.8%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 99.2%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 99.2%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.83

Bahrain Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Bahrain?

Life Expectancy at Birth 78 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 76 Years
Median Age 31 Years
Median Age - female 28 Years
Median Age - male 32 Years

Bahrain Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Bahrain median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 14
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 2.65
Median Age 31 Years
Median Age - female 28 Years
Median Age - male 32 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 14.13
Population Growth Rate 2.57%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.28
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1.9
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female 1.54
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female 1.54
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .91

Bahrain Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Bahrain?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Basic modern medical care and medicines are available in several hospitals and health centers in Bahrain. Two government hospitals, several private hospitals, and numerous private clinics located throughout the country offer a wide range of medical services. Cardiac care, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics, and dentistry services are readily available, as are x-rays, CT-scan, and MRI testing. The government hospitals house both trauma and ICU units. Pharmacies are common throughout Bahrain and carry a wide range of medications. Prescriptions are normally required. Payment at all medical facilities is due at the time of service. Some hospitals have limited direct billing capability for certain insurance carriers. Billing and insurance practices vary among the medical facilities.

Bahrain Education

What is school like in Bahrain?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2.6%
Literacy - female 85%
Literacy - male 91.9%
Literacy - total population 86.5%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write

Bahrain Literacy

Can people in Bahrain read?

Literacy - female 85%
Literacy - male 91.9%
Literacy - total population 86.5%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Bahrain Crime

Is Bahrain a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime rate in Bahrain is low and violent crime is rare. However, burglary, petty theft, and robberies do occur. Take the same security precautions in Bahrain that you would practice in the United States. Women should be cautious while traveling alone. If you are followed, do not lead the person back to your home. Find a populated area and locate a police or security officer. Try to seem purposeful when you move about. Even if you are lost, act as if you know where you are going. Try to ask for directions only from individuals in authority. When driving always ensure that your vehicle doors are locked. Hotel room doors should be locked when visitors are in their rooms, and travelers are encouraged to store valuables in hotel room safes when they are available. Women are encouraged to keep their purses firmly under their arms, and men should avoid keeping their wallets in their hip pockets while in the old market area. Embassy Manama recommends that travelers using local taxis insist on the use of a meter to avoid being overcharged. Bahrain has a professional police force; contact the police if you encounter problems.

Do not buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, but if you purchase them you may be breaking local law.

Bahrain Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Bahrain, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. In some places, you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Bahrain, your U.S. passport will not help you avoid arrest or prosecution. Persons violating Bahrain’s laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking illegal drugs in Bahrain are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. The use of vulgar language or hand gestures can result in heavy fines or criminal charges. Although alcohol is available, public drunkenness and disorderly behavior can result in arrest and one drink may be sufficient grounds for a drunken-driving arrest.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained overseas.

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