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Arabic Word of the Day 60# [Journey in Arabia 2# - Bahrain Facts!]

Hello! Today we’re flying from North Africa to the Persian Gulf, to a lovely country called Bahrain! Enjoy! ;)

1# Bahrain is the smallest country in the Middle East and is Asia’s third smallest country, covering an area of only 295 square miles.

2# The country was originally made up of 33 islands, but intensive land reclamation has increased this figure to 84 islands. Land reclamation also increased the country’s land area by 38 square miles.

3# Bahrain has a coastline stretching 100 miles and does not border any country by land.

4# Only 2.82% of the country’s land is arable, and agriculture is reliant on irrigation.

5# July and August are Bahrain’s hottest months of the year, while January and February are the country’s wettest months.

6# Coastal degradation and desertification are the country's two key environmental concerns.

7# Manama is the capital city of Bahrain and is also its largest city.

8# The country gets its name from the Arabic word “al-Bahrayn” which is loosely translates to “the two seas.”

9# Until the Middle Ages, "Bahrain" represented the Eastern Arabia region.

10# In the Bronze Age Bahrain was inhabited by the Dilmun civilization.

11# Bahrain was historically famed for its pearl fisheries, which were considered to be among the best in the world.

12# Several ancient kingdoms conquered ancient Bahrain including the Babylonians and the Assyrians.

13# The ancient Greeks knew Bahrain as Tylos, which at the time was renowned for its cotton trees and textile industry.

14# In the 5th century, Christianity was a dominant religion in Bahrain.

15# Bahrain fell under Islamic rule after the 7th-century Expedition of Zaid ibn Haritha, which was sanctioned by Prophet Muhammad.

16# Bahrain was ruled by the Portuguese for 80 years after capturing the islands in 1521.

17# The islands officially became a British colony in 1892.

18# Bahrain was involved in World War II and sent troops to aid the Allied Forces.

19# The country gained independence from British colonial rule in 1971 and became a member of both the Arab League and the United Nations.

20# The government of Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy, and King Hamad is the head of state.

21# The current prime minister of Bahrain is the longest serving prime minister in the world, holding the title since 1971.

22# Bahrain is one of the few countries in the Middle East in which women have the right to vote and vie for elective positions.

So 22 facts to add to your bag! Be strong for there will [hopefully] be more coming tomorrow! Until then, have a great night! [If you were in Bahrain, it’d be around 11]

Any more facts, please share them! ;D

June 24, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThE_oNe_MaStEr

Do you get these facts online? I have a feeling you do. ;p

Some nice facts I learnt today like the country's name. Never knew that!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Duh! ;p Why would I know all of that? All I knew was it's name and where it's located XD I'm learning too you know

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

I know I know.

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein.

Can u relate cause I sure can.

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

:D Wow, so that's what was missing from my bedroom wall!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

What's missing from my bedroom wall is[deep intense thinking].................................. nothing, nothing at all[finds Miraculous posters online and starts fangirling]

So much happened in school today that I still can't wrap my head around it[it happens once a month ;p]

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Lol XD I don't even have my own bedroom to start fangirling ;p Nothing happened in school today except that I didn't do my Geography or Computing homework so I had to do it while walking to school [stress]

Oh yeah, and mi amiga gave me this sweet which I thought was lime... turned out to be chili XP My lungs burnt inside out!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

These two girls[year 8 and year 10] were so close to going physical. Today I had to go round with the year 8 one[she's my friend] protecting her and all the year 9s said that they felt sorry for me. ^-^

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Oh really? Well I don't feel sorry for you! XDD Just kidding! I don't know what emotion I'm supposed to feel but yeah! Personally I'm not the kinda person who gets into fights [I prefer to watch them XD].... and I'm not exactly sympathetic either :p I think that's in my name!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Aish! Me too! High five. XD

But I can emotional. Today I was so angry at everyone that I wanted to rip their heads of and then I broke down in tears at the back of the classroom[yup weird. I did it for no reason at all]. And then about half an hour later[it was lunch best time of the day], I was so happy[because it's lunch and I saw my score for french ^-^] that I offered to do a year 7s French homework. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I'm really weird. Oh yeah........ An OFSTED inspector came to the school today[shes coming for the next two days i think]. Anyways how's tests going for you ;p?

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Wow that must've been a bad day! I don't even remember the last time I cried lol I'm emotionless XD Do a y7s French hmwk?!The y7s in your school must be nice, the ones in mine are ......., they each deserve a good slap! :(

Lol schools always act so good infront of OFSTED XD My school got 3 outstanding and 2 good, but the overall was good [for some reason]

Anyways, my exams are starting this Friday and I only revised Chemistry and a little bit of Maths [doomed]

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkusRF

Very interesting. I knew Tylos but not that it is the same place as Bahrain

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Same! :)

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Hey good news! Arabic has edged up the chart Again! Good chunk too! ;D Thanks to the Arabic contributors! :)

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Can't wait for it to come out. ^-^ But I'm still worrying about whether it will be done on time. XD

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Well I'm sure it certainly won't finish by July 1st, but good chance it'll finish this year :D [dunno why I care so much but I do!]

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

لا تصدق كل ما تقرأ، ما لم يكن هناك دليل

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

أنت على حق، لكن أظن أن معظمه صحيح :)

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

didn't know that! thanks Sassy!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

I didn't know that either ;p You're welcome!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

LOL we're learning together XD

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Aww I love your new profile picture :D

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

thanks! it is my first profile picture in Duolingo XD

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliein

21# The current prime minister of Bahrain is the longest serving prime minister in the world, holding the title since 1971.

Knew about the longest reigning monarch, now know about the longest serving prime minister too. Impressive!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

:3 This may be a stupid Q of me... But was is the longest reigning monarch?

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

The Queen. Who else? ;p

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Ahh yeah! I forgot that came in the news like 10 billion times LOL XD Why I'm so dumb ;p

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sage0926

ok............

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

ok......... :p

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Wow thanks! I have never learned anything about Bahrain until now.

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Well at least you know it exists [hmm Ruwayda!] ;D

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

To be honest, I didn’t know it even existed either. :(

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

WHAT?! :O So... you tell me you know... hmm Georgia or Ukraine but you don't know Bahrain?! [sigh]

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Yep :(

But now I do know about Bahrain! :)

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

savage mushroom!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

:p You'd better remember it! Or I'll eat your violin!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

See. Even Andres didn't know it existed.

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

This situation reminds me of an older famous situation that happened in 2007 (I think)

Look on YouTube “maps and beauty pageant lady” XD (this was a real situation not a joke.)

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Hmm Andres is surely over 20 yrs old XD JK

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresGarner

Actually someone told me about the situation a year ago LOL

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

So you're denying it, huh? XD JK lol

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chocochipkookie

Love these posts! I am now 99.99% more knowledgable about Bahrain!!

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

Glad you enjoyed it! :D

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sousoudoudo

so cute! >~<

June 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

XD LOL

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EnlightenmentV4

شكرا!

June 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SASSYandsisters.

على الرحب والسعة [You're welcome] :)

June 25, 2019
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