Geography of Bahrain
Bahrain is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 765 km² (approx. 295 mi²). Continental shelf of Bahrain is approximately 10,225 km² (around 3,948 mi²). Bahrain is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Bahrain is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Bahrain is 61 m (200 ft).
Total length of land borders of Bahrain is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Bahrain has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.
The capital city of Bahrain is Manama. The largest cities in Bahrain are Manama, Al Muharraq, Ar Rifa', Dar Kulayb.
The average elevation range of Bahrain is 61 m (200 ft). The highest point of Bahrain is Jabal ad Dukhan, with its official height being 122 m (400 ft). The lowest point of Bahrain is Persian Gulf. The elevation difference between the highest (Jabal ad Dukhan) and lowest (Persian Gulf) points of Bahrain is 122 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Bahrain is 765 km² (approx. 295 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 10,225 km² (~3,948 mi²). The continental shelf of Bahrain is approximately 10,225 km² (around 3,948 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Bahrain is approximately 10,990 km² (~4,243 mi²). Bahrain is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
5 km² of Bahrain's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 1% of all the land in the country. There are 19 km² of arable land in Bahrain, and it comprises 2% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Bahrain are oil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls.