Capital Governorate, Bahrain

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Capital Governorate
محافظة العاصمة
Governorate
Flag of Capital Governorate
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Map of Bahrain showing Capital Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Capital Governorate
Country Bahrain
Government
 • Governor Shaikh Hesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa
Time zone Arabia Standard Time (UTC+3)
Website www.capital.gov.bh
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The Capital Governorate (Arabic: محافظة العاصمة‎‎; transliterated: Muḥāfaẓat al-ʿĀṣimah) is one of the four governorates of Bahrain. The governorate covers Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

Formation[edit]

The capital governorate was formed as a result of a royal decree on 3 July 2002. The present governorate incorporates the municipalities of Al Manamah, Ras Rumman and parts of Jidd Haffs.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to a census conducted in 2010, there are 329,510 people living in the Capital Governorate; 261,921 non-Bahraini citizens and 67,589 Bahraini nationals.[2] The vast majority of housing in the Capital Governorate are flats, with around 34,000 flats.[3] Private villas were the second most-common form of housing, accounting for 7,284 of housing in the governorate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decree Law No. (17) of 2002" (PDF). Capital Governorate. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Population by Governorate" (PDF). Census 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Census results". Census2010. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 


Coordinates: 26°14′10″N 50°34′59″E / 26.23611°N 50.58306°E / 26.23611; 50.58306