Bahrain is an island country in Western Asia, located in the Persian Gulf. It is made up of an archipelago of 50 natural and 33 artificial islands. The main island of Bahrain makes up about 83 percent of the country’s landmass, and the other islands make up the remainder. The country’s total population is approximately 2 million.
The population of Bahrain has increased nearly four-fold in the past four decades. Foreign residents made up the largest share of the population (76%), and the overall male/female ratio was about two-to-one. The country’s population is mostly comprised of people who are at least 14 years of age.
The population is predominantly of Arabs, but there are also a large number of Persians in Bahrain. Many of these people have maintained their Persian heritage and speak Arabic and Persian. These individuals tend to be lower socioeconomic status than the rest of the country. Many of these individuals work in service and clerical positions.
The majority of Bahrain’s population lives in the two main cities of Manama and Muharraq. These cities are the capital and the largest cities. Around 90 percent of the population lives in the cities.