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Bahrain

 

Contents

Flags

Historical Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Coat of Arms

Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

Aircraft Roundel

Map

Numbers and Facts

History

Origin of the Country's Name



Flags

National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
since 2002,
National flag,
ratio = 3:5,
Source, by: Flags of the World




Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain König king
since 2002,
Flag of the King,
ratio = 3:5,
Source, by: Flags of the World



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Historical Flags

National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
1782(?)–1820,
National flag,
ratio = 1:3,
Source, by: Flags of the World




National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
1782(?)–1820,
National flag,
ratio = 1:3,
Source, by: Flags of the World




National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
1820–1932,
National flag,
ratio = 1:3,
Source, by: Flags of the World




National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
1932–1972,
National flag,
ratio = 9:13,
Source, by: Flags of the World




Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain Scheich Sheikh
1932–1972,
Flag of the Sheikh,
ratio = 9:13,
Source, by: Flaggenbuch 1939




National flag Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain
1972–2002,
National flag,
ratio = 9:13,
Source, by: Flags of the World




Flagge Fahne flag Bahrein Bahrain Emir
1972–2002,
Flag of the Emir,
ratio = 9:13,
Source, by: Flags of the World



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Red is in the area of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf a traditional flag's colour with close connections to the Islam, because it is the colour of the Sherifs of Mekka, and it is a symbol of the in the eastern Arabia living islamic Khawarij (Chahridshite).Red flags have and had the Arabian Emirates, Oman or also Zanzibar, just as all islamic dynasties, which descent from the Alawites (as well Alides, descentants of Ali => e.g. today's Morokko, former North Yemen). The most emirates and sheikdoms in and near the Persian Gulf signed in 1820 a first general sea-treaty with Great Britain, which should stop the piracy in the region of the Persian Gulf. As a sign of acceptance, the undersigned emirates and sheikhdoms surrounded their traditional red flags with a white border. In the 20th century, was often used only a white stripe on the mast, or the flags were individually modified. In the year 1932 the ratios of the flag were changed from 1:3 to 9:13 for a more manageable format. The separation between the white and red field was made by a slight zigzag line with 28 points. Today's flag of Bahrain was introduced in 1972. The red bunting was separated from the white bar by a saw tooth pattern, but allegedly, the old version is still sporadically in use. This flag was changed a little on the 22nd of February, 2002. The number of the white point in the flag was reduced from eight to five. The red in the flag is undefined. Some sources mention Pantone 186, others Pantone 485.

Source: Die Welt der Flaggen, Flaggen Wappen Hymnen, Flaggen-Atlas Erde, Flags of the World, Volker Preuss


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Coat of Arms


Wappen coat of arms Bahrein Bahrain
since 2002,
Coat of arms of Bahrain,
Source: Corel Draw 4, Wikipedia (D)


Wappen coat of arms Bahrein Bahrain
to 2002,
Coat of arms of Bahrain,
Source: Corel Draw 4, Wikipedia (D)

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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Bahrain shows a shield with the image of the flag: above a white field, below a red field, separated by a zigzag cut. The shield is surrounded with blankets in the national colors of red and white. The coat of arms was revised most recently in 2002 when the shield has been equalized to the image of the flag.

Source: Volker Preuss

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Aircraft Roundel


Flugzeugkokarde Kokarde aircraft roundel Australien Australia
Aircraft Roundel,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)

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Map

Location:

Source: CIA World Factbook

Map of the country:

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 290 square miles

Inhabitants: 1.493.000 (2017), thereof 49% citizens (Arabs), 51% Foreigners (Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani)

Religions: 70% Muslim (mostly Shiites), 9% Christian, 9% others (mostly Hindu)

Density of Population: 5.156 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: Al-Manamah (Manama), 155.000 inh. (2008)

official Language: Arabian

other Languages: English, Persian, Urdu

Currency: 1 Bahrain Dinar (BHD, BD) = 1 000 Fils

Time Zone: GMT + 3 h

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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History

4th century B.C. · to the Persian Sassanid Empire

324 B.C. · occupation by troops of Alexander the Great, later part of the regimes of Seleucus

from about 130 B.C. · part of the Characene State, later part of the Persian Sassanid Empire

630 A.D. · Arabian conquest, Islamization

13th century · to Persia

1515–1602 · commercial and naval base of Portugal

17th century · to Persia

1782 · independent

1847 · 1st protection treaty with the United Kingdom

1867 · Bahrain becomes a British protectorate

1892 · 2nd protection treaty with the United Kingdom

1899 · 3rd protection treaty with the United Kingdom

1933 · occupation by British troops

15th of October 1971 · independence

14th of February 2002 · kingdom

Source: Wikipedia (D), World Statesmen

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Origin of the Country's Name

The name "Bahrain" means in Arabic "two seas". Perhaps an allusion to the in the south situated Gulf of Bahrain, and the in the north situated Persian Gulf.

Source: Wikipedia (D), Volker Preuss

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