Bahrain

Find out some interesting facts about Bahrain and enjoy our Bahrain flag printables and worksheets with the kids.

The skyline of Manama, Bahrain
The skyline of Manama, Bahrain

Learn about Bahrain

A Little Geography:

  • The Kingdom of Bahrain is an archipelago of 33 islands, forming the third smallest country in Asia - just larger than Singapore and the Maldives.
  • It is located in the Persian Gulf, between Saudi Arabia to the west and Qatar in the east.
  • The King Fahd Causeway, a 24 km long bridge, links Bahrain to the Saudi coast.
  • Around half the 1,200,000 inhabitants are expats. Manama, the capital, was recently named as the world’s best expat city.

The King Fahd Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
The King Fahd Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

A Little History:

  • Bahrain was a British Protectorate from 1892 until 1971.
  • Qal at al-Bahrain is a Unesco Heritage site, of the ancient harbour and capital of Dilmun. The site has been occupied for 4500 years from 2300 BCE and provides evidence of the trading wealth of Dilmun.
  • Pearl diving has long been a major source of wealth in this area of the Gulf. It was estimated that 3500 pearl boats operated from Bahrain in 1838.
  • The first oil well on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf was discovered in Bahrain in 1932. Bahrain is the smallest oil producer in the region, but a major discovery made in 2018, which could increase supply.

Some Interesting Facts:

  • Bahrain is one of the only three countries (along with Iran and Iraq) where Shiite Muslims form the majority.
  • The ruling family of this constitutional monarchy, the Al Khalifa’s, are Sunni Muslims.
  • Tourists can now dive for oysters to search for pearls.
  • Bahrain plans to open the world’s largest underwater theme park in summer 2019, which will feature a sunken 747 plane and a pearl merchant’s house!
  • Bahrain attracts racing enthusiasts from around the world as host to the annual F1 Grand Prix.

The Bahrain Flag

The flag of Bahrain

The Bahrain flag has an unusual zigzag pattern separating the white from the red side. When several Arab countries signed the General Treaty of Peace with the UK it was decided that the signing countries should include a band of white to represent peace. The government of Bahrain wanted the flag to be unique from that of other members of the peace treaty, so decided upon the zigzag design. The current flag of Bahrain was officially adopted on February 14, 2002.


Our Bahrain Resources

Bahrain Fact Worksheet

Bahrain Fact Worksheet

Our country fact worksheets are a great accompaniment to topic work on countries, continents or as fun geography tests. This fact worksheet is all about Bahrain!

Bahrain Flag Colouring Page

Bahrain Flag Colouring Page

Here is a colouring page of the Bahrain flag, ready to be coloured in with its striking red and white design.

Bahrain Flag Printable

Bahrain Flag Printable

The Bahrain flag is simple and distinctive. You can print it out in four different sizes with the PDF below

Bahrain Location Worksheet

Bahrain Location Worksheet

Choose from two location worksheets -one (guided) designed to help your children learn where Bahrain is on a map of Asia, the other (blank) designed to test their recall.

Bahrain Worksheet

Bahrain Worksheet

When you are learning about Bahrain with the kids, you could start with this simple worksheet, ready to print.

Explore Activity Village

Become a Member to access 35,182 printables!