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Bahrain: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia
Geographic Coordinates26 00 N, 50 33 E 26.0,50.55
Area total: 760 sq km
land: 760 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 760
DBpedia: 765
Geoname: 665
Infoplease: 665
Britannica: 767
Wolfram: 760

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Land boundaries0 km
Coastline161 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Persian Gulf 0 m
highest point: Jabal ad Dukhan 122 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly low desert plain rising gently to low central escarpment
Natural Hazardsperiodic droughts; dust storms
Natural Resourceoil, associated and nonassociated natural gas, fish, pearls
Land Usearable land: 1.79%
permanent crops: 3.95%
other: 94.26% (2011)
Climatearid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers
Irrigated Land40.15 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.12 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdesertification resulting from the degradation of limited arable land, periods of drought, and dust storms; coastal degradation (damage to coastlines, coral reefs, and sea vegetation) resulting from oil spills and other discharges from large tankers, oil refineries, and distribution stations; lack of freshwater resources (groundwater and seawater are the only sources for all water needs)
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Manama; al-Muharraq; ar-Rifaa; Madinat Hamad; Ali
According to Geonames: Manama; Al Muharraq; Ar Rifa; Dar Kulayb; Madinat Hamad

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Important Cities
Geography-noteclose to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources; strategic location in Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western world's petroleum must transit to reach open ocean