And Now.... BAHRAIN
|Area||Almost the size of New York City|
|Ethnic Groups||Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, Iranian 8%, Other 10%|
|Major Languages||Arabic, English|
|Industries||Petroleum refining, Aluminum smelting, Banking and other financial services, Ship repair, Tourism, Telecommunications|
|Gross Domestic Product * (2001)||$8.4 billion|
|Exports (2001)||$5.5 billion|
|Imports (2001)||$4.5 billion|
|Trading Partners||Saudi Arabia, USA, India, Japan, UK, France, UAE|
Source: CIA World Factbook 2002. * Bahrain's gross domestic product (GDP) is reported in terms of its purchasing-power parity (ppp). That's the dollar value of the universal "basket" of goods and services that Bahrain's GDP earnings could buy (within Bahrain, at Bahraini prices).
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