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%
Official language: Arabic Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The labour force is 59% foreign, drawn from more than 50 nations. Most are on temporary contracts and often must endure poor treatment, poor pay and unrealistic expectations from back home. Pray that Christians within these national groups may win people for Christ. The less evangelized of these expatriate communities are Iranians, Sri Lankans and Hindus and Muslims from India and Pakistan. Nearly half the congregations and house groups are from south India.
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