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Kingdom of Bahrain

مملكة البحرين

Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn

Capital City: Manama

Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Spoken Language: Arabic

Term for Citizen(s): Bahraini

Drives on the: Right

Climate: Bahrain has two seasons: an extremely hot summer and a relatively mild winter. During the summer months, from April to October, afternoon temperatures average 40 °C (104 °F) and can reach 48 °C (118.4 °F) during June and July. The combination of intense heat and high humidity makes this season uncomfortable. In addition, a hot, dry southwest wind, known locally as the “qaws”, periodically blows sand clouds across the barren southern end of Bahrain toward Manama in the summer. Temperatures moderate in the winter months, from November to March, when the range is between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F). However, humidity often rises above 90% in the winter. From December to March, prevailing winds from the southeast, known as the “shamal” , a northwesterly wind, often strong during the day, bringing damp air over the islands. Regardless of the season, daily temperatures are fairly uniform throughout the archipelago.

Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST) UTC+3 (Philippines is 5 hours ahead)

Example: if 8:00AM in Manama, Bahrain then it is 1:00PM in the Philippines

Currency: The dinar (Arabic: دينار‎‎ Dīnār Baḥrēnī) (sign: .د.ب or BD; code: BHD) is the currency of Bahrain. It is divided into 1000 fils (فلس). The name dinar derives from the Roman denarius. The dinar was introduced in 1965, replacing the Gulf rupee at a rate of 10 rupees = 1 dinar. The Bahraini dinar is abbreviated .د.ب (Arabic) or BD (Latin). It is usually represented with three decimal places denoting the fils.

Coins 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, BD 1⁄2 (500 fils)

Banknotes BD 1⁄2, BD 1, BD 5, BD 10, BD 20

Coins are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, BD1/2 (500fils). Banknotes are issued in denominations of BD1/2, BD1, BD5, BD10 and BD20.

Calling code: +973

Distance: From Manila to Manama is 4599.5 Miles (7402.1 Kilometers / 3994.2 Nautical Miles)

Flight Time: Approximate travel time from Manila (MNL) to Manama (BAH) is 9 hours, 33 minutes

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