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Where is Bahrain located on the world?
Bahrain Located in the western shore of the Gulf (Persian Gulf), Bahrain is a small island country. This south western country of Asia is archipelago of about 33 islands, among them Bahrain is the largest one. Saudi Arabia is located in the west and is connected to Bahrain through the King Fahd Causeway. Qatar is located in the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain. Government type of Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy controlled by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of the government is the Prime Minister, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members. However, 80% of its members belong to the royal family. Located in the south western Asia, the small island country is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Additionally, Bahrain has the freest economy in the Middle East. Bahrain is more popularly known for its oil and pearls in the world. In addition, the country is the home of many popular and important building structures such as the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbor. However, other skyscrapers are supertall Murjan Tower, 1,022 m (3,353 ft) high (under process) etc. The Ancient Harbor Qal’at al-Bahrain has already been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bahrain International Circuit is the race course where the popular Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix happens. These are the focal centers of Bahrain. All these geographical, economical, and of course modern developed structures made Bahrain one of the important tourists’ places in the Middle East. Bahrain tourism attracts more than eight million tourists a year.