The skyline of Manama, Bahrain

Manama skyline as viewed from Juffair

RBNS Sabha of the Royal Bahraini Navy taking part in a multilateral sea exercise
Where is Bahrain?
Where is Bahrain Located in The World?
Area 765 km2 (295.37 sq mi) Water (%) negligible
Continent Asia
Capital and largest city Manama
Calling Code +973
Population 1,343,000 (2014 Est.)
Lat Long 26 1' 39? N, 50 33' 0? E
Official Language English, Arabic
Time Zone AST (UTC+3)
Airport 3 Airports in Bahrain
Neighbour States Eastern Province (Dammam), Iran, Kuwait, the UAE, and Qatar
Internet TLD .bh
Bahrain Military Strength

AIR POWER - Includes both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft from all branches of service.

Total Aircraft: 104
Fighters/Interceptors: 25
Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 25
Transport Aircraft: 28
Trainer Aircraft: 29
Helicopters: 62
Attack Helicopters: 22

MANPOWER - Going beyond military equipment totals and perceived fighting strength is the actual manpower that drives a given military. Wars of attrition favor those with more.

Total Population: 1,346,613
Available Manpower: 800,000
Fit for Service: 680,000
Reaching Military Age Annually: 17,120
Active Frontline Personnel: 15,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 112,500

LAND SYSTEMS - Tank value includes Main Battle Tanks, light tanks and tank destroyers, either wheeled or tracked. AFV value includes Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs).

Tanks: 180
Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): 277
Self-Propelled Guns (SPGs): 13
Towed-Artillery: 26
Multiple-Launch Rocket Systems (MLRSs): 9

NAVAL POWER - Aircraft Carrier value includes dedicated "helicopter carrier" vessels. Total naval strength includes all known auxiliaries as well.

Total Naval Strength: 39
Aircraft Carriers: 0
Frigates: 1
Destroyers: 0
Corvettes: 0
Submarines: 0
Coastal Defense Craft: 25
Mine Warfare: 0

RESOURCES (PETROLEUM) - Despite the advances made in battlefield technology, oil remains the lifeblood of any fighting force and supporting economy.

Oil Production: 49,500 bbl/day
Oil Consumption: 49,000 bbl/day
Proven Oil Reserves: 124,600,000 bbl/day

LOGISTICAL - War is as much a battle of logistics - moving man and machine from / to points all over - as it is direct combat. Labor Force adds to available wartime industry strength.

Labor Force: 738,000
Merchant Marine Strength: 8
Major Ports and Terminals: 2
Roadway Coverage: 4,122
Railway Coverage: 0
Serviceable Airports: 4

GEOGRAPHY (in km) - Geographical values primarily figure into a defensive-minded war (i.e. invasion).

Square Land Area: 760 km
Coastline: 161 km
Shared Border: 0 km
Waterways: 0 km (minimum value not met)
Last Updated: April 11, 2017