Bahrain - A Place

Bahrain – A Place


  • Politics
    • Name: Bahrain
    • Capital: Manama
    • 2 Letter Code: BH
    • 3 Letter Code: BHR
  • Land
    • Contenent: Asia
    • Region: Western Asia
    • Total Land: 767 (296)
    • Land: 767 (296)
    • Water: 0 (0)
  • People
    • Population: 698,585
    • Birth Rate: 17.8 per 1,000
    • Death Rate: 4.14 per 1,000
    • Infant Mortality: 17.27 per 1,000
    • Literacy: 95.00%
  • Economy
    • Agriculture: 0.5%%
    • Industry: 38.7%%
    • Service: 60.8%%


Bahrain map

Bahrain is officially the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is an island nation.


Bahrain served as a significant hub for trade and commerce in the early age. It connected Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. The history of the former colony of the Persian Empire from the 6th up to the middle ages saw a number of dynasties superintending over it.

However, the Hellenistic Bahrain was in the 16th century seized by the Portuguese. This was a fleeting victory of the European colonists. Bahrain was usurped after close to a century of political control in the early 17th century by Abbas I of the Safavid.

Following invasions after invasion, Britain finally took control of Bahrain and ensured a number of reforms including the formation of Bahrain’s first modern school in 1919 and the abolition of slavery in 1937.

The discovery, exploration and production of oil in the early 20th century (1931 precisely) was a significant turnaround in the history of the country. It lead to unprecedented civilization and modernization of the still Britain-ruled territory. The Bahrain Airport and Bahrain Maritime Airport were built.

However, the end of the World War II led to a wave of political sentiment across the Arab world against British hegemony. That sentiment eventually collapsed Britain’s stronghold after several failed mutinies and coups.

Finally, on 15 August 1971, a referendum was held by the United Nations and Bahrain was elevated to the status of a sovereign and independent nation.

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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg ID Hg Build 16 Birth Country Mother's Birth Country Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10009844 H Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10018622 H14a1 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10024808 HV2a Bahrain Bahrain Unspecified
Hap10026075 H7b Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Bahrain
Hap10035130 H14b Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10035220 H14b Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10045755 C4 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10056778 J1d1a1 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10070525 M3a1 Bahrain Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10070892 M66b Bahrain Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10071734 N1b1a Bahrain Bahrain Unspecified
Hap10072477 R0a1a3 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10080832 T2d2 Bahrain Bahrain Unspecified
Hap10082145 U1a1b Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10083577 U2e3a Kuwait Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10084137 U3a2 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10084190 U3b1 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain
Hap10084535 U4a Bahrain Bahrain Unspecified
Hap10099144 W3b Bahrain Unspecified Unspecified
Hap10101221 X2e2 Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain

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