Flag of Bahrain (GIF)



The flag of Bahrain (Arabic: علم البحرين) consists of a white band on the left, separated from the red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line. White represents peace, five white triangles represent the five pillars of Islam, and red represents the Kharijite sect of Islam. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:5, and the flag was adopted on February 14, 2002.

In addition, its shield-shaped coat of arms, covered with the Bahrain flag, is decorated with various motifs in red and white.

The Bahrain flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an Arab constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf in Asia and an island country. Its capital is Manama, and its population is about 1,543,000.

The waving flag of Bahrain with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Manama (pop. 155,000)
Other major cities:Riffa (111,000)
Muharraq (177,000)
Official languages:Arabic
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:50.7% Arab
45.5% Asian
1% European
1.2% Others
Religion:Islam
Demonym:Bahraini
Area:778.3 km²
(300.5 sq mi)
Population:1,543,000
Currency:Bahraini dinar


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Bahrain (Arabic: علم وشعار البحرين), GIF

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