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Manama (Arabic: المنامة‎‎ Al Manāma) is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population. After periods of Portuguese and Persian control and invasions from the ruling dynasties of Saudi Arabia and Oman, Bahrain established itself as an independent nation during the 19th century period of British hegemony. Although the current twin cities of Manama and Muharraq appear to have been founded simultaneously in the 1800s, Muharraq took prominence due to its defensive location and was thus the capital of Bahrain until 1921. Manama became the mercantile capital, and was the gateway to the main Bahrain Island. In the 20th century, Bahrain's oil wealth helped spur fast growth and in the 1990s a concerted diversification effort led to expansion in other industries and helped transform Manama into an important financial hub in the Middle East. Manama was designated as the capital of Arab culture for the year 2012 by the Arab League.


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Facts and Stats for Manama*

  • Pollution Statistics in Manama

    Know the pollution level of Manama before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.76 (High)
  • Manama: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Manama for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Manama.

    • Burglary and Theft 23.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.57 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.21 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.91 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.86 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.89 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.69 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.47 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.15 (Low)
  • Living in Manama - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Manama is 143.71 (High)

    • Safety Index 71.6 (High)
    • Climate Index 64.31 (High)
    • Pollution Index 58.36 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.25 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 58.99 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.23 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.56 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 65.68 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Manama

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Manama

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.61 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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