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Kingdom of Bahrain
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Location  Middle East
Capital  Manama
Area  760 sq km
Population  1,442,659
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  • Bahrain and Sudan on 2 February 2015 signed an agreement within the framework of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the field of food security.[1]

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  • Bahrain national basketball junior team on 10 February 2018 clinched the 16th GCC Championship, beating Saudi Arabia 100/59 in the final at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.

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  • Bahrain outlawed smoking in public places since 27 February 2008.

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  • Bahrain and Japan signed thirteen memorandums of understanding and agreements on 21 March 2013 designed to promote economic cooperation and joint investment between the two countries.[2]

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  • Bahrain on 4 April 2018 announced the discovery of its new oil reserve, estimated to contain more than 80 billion barrels of shale oil and 20 trillion cubic feet of gas, in the shallow waters off the kingdom's west coast.

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  • The Bahrain Fort (locally known as Qal`at al-Bahrain), an archaeological site located in Bahrain, was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 2005. Qal`at al-Bahrain is an artificial mound created by many successive layers of human occupation.[3]

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  • Rose Chelimo made history for Bahrain as she earned her country its first ever gold in the women’s marathon at the 2017 World Athletics Championships.[4]

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  • The 10-year-old girl Alzain Tareq of Bahrain became the youngest swimmer to ever compete at the World Swimming Championships on 7 August 2015.[5]

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  • Ruth Jebet of Bahrain won Women's 3000m Steeplechase race gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Runner Chani Hassan of Bahrain won Men's 10,000m gold at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia on 26 August 2018.

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  • Bahraini runner Odiong Edodiong won the gold medal in the women's 200 meters at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on 29 August 2018.

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  • Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won Women's Shot Put - F53 gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

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  • Bahrain was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 21 September 1971.[6]

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  • Bahrain staged a democratic national election on 24 October 2002 with women casting ballots and standing in a national election for the first time.[7]

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  • Bahrain ranked 13th in the 2015 Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index which measures each country's charitable behavior.[8]

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  • Mansoor al-Jamri, a journalist from a daily newspaper in Bahrain, was one of the recipients of the Committee to Protect Journalists' 21st Annual International Press Freedom Awards. Mansoor was awarded at a ceremony on 22 November 2011 for independent news coverage amid harassment and political pressure.[9]

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  • Bahrain-based Dadabhai Development and Property Management Company's (DDPM) Juffair Heights project won the Highly Commended Residential High-Rise Development award at the Arabian Property Awards 2014-2015 sponsored by Rolls-Royce.[10]

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