What Is the Capital of Bahrain?

What Is the Capital of Bahrain?

What Is the Capital of Bahrain?

The capital city of Bahrain is Manama, sometimes rendered as "al Manama." Manama is also Bahrain's largest city, with a population of just over 150,000, and is home to 10 percent of the kingdom's population. Manama, like the rest of Bahrain, has a hot, arid climate.

Until 1921, Bahrain's capital was established in the defensible city of Muharraq. With independence, and the oil wealth that came with it, Manama became a financial trading hub and the site of Bahrain's economic policy of diversification. The city quickly developed a thriving banking and financial services industry and a diverse population as immigrants moved to the city.