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Kingdom of Bahrain


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Area: 691 sq km

A group of one larger and 32 smaller barren islands in the Arabian Gulf, between the Qatar peninsula and Saudi Arabian mainland – linked to the latter by a causeway.

Population: 807,131    Annual Growth: 2.10%

Capital: Manama

Urbanites: 88.6%

HDI Rank: 39 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 16 (38% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 12 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Among the large expatriate community (predominantly from South and East Asia and the Middle East, but also the West and Africa), a considerable number of active Christians meet formally and informally. Pray that expat believers might have courage and wisdom to share their faith outside their cultural group as well as a sense of God’s purpose in bringing them to Bahrain. One area of great potential is in education. The internationalization of education opens many opportunities, since locals prize good education and much schooling is in English. Pray for believing teachers who will be witnesses in their jobs.

     For an additional 4 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Bahrain.