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​Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, has lauded the great patriotic role played by the Bahraini media in defending national and Arab issues, professionally and objectively.
Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi today paid a visit to the ministry’s training center and congratulated the student who have joined the Media Professional programme staged in collaboration with Tamkeen.
​Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi today received Kuwaiti political analyst and Chairman of Gulf Forum for Peace and Security, Dr. Fahed Al-Shelaimi, and highlighted the role of Gulf and Arab media in protecting Arab national security.

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Population and Demographics

The Bahraini society is characterized by its cultural, ethnic and religious diversity.  According to the official census for the year 2010 issued by the Central Informatics Organisation, the Kingdom of Bahrain had a total resident population of 1234571. The estimated population of 2014 was 1.316 million people. It is expected to reach 1.592 million in 2020 and 2.128 million in 2030, up from 621 thousand in 1999. The population growth rate is 7.4% on average.

70.2% of the total population of Bahrain is Muslims and 29.8% are adherents of other religions and beliefs, such as Christians (10.2%) and Jews (0.21%). This is in addition to Hindus, Baha'is, Buddhists, Sikhs and others who are mostly from South Asia and other Arab countries. 99.8% of Bahraini citizens are Muslims. The percentage of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Baha'is is 0.2%.

As for the distribution of the population according to gender, 49.4% of all citizens are females, constituting 38% of the total population.

As for the distribution of the population according to age, the percentage of those under the age of 19 years amount 25.9%, those between 20-64 years amount to 71.1% and those over the age of 65 amount to 2.1%. 

The population is distributed across five Governorates (the Capital Manama, Muharraq, Northern, Central and Southern). The size of the labor force is estimated to be 716.4 thousand workers.

Bahrain is known historically as a model of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all cultures, religions and sects.  It strives to ensure the rights of citizens and respect for human dignity. It led many regional and international initiatives, including the hosting of conferences on the Islamic-Christian dialogue in 2002, the Convergence between Islamic Sects in 2003, and the Dialogue among Civilizations and Cultures in 2014.

Last Modified: 02-09-2014 13:04:23