Capital Governorate, Bahrain

The Capital Governorate (Arabic: محافظة العاصمة‎, romanizedMuḥāfaẓat al-ʿĀṣimah) is one of the four governorates of Bahrain. The governorate includes Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

Capital Governorate

محافظة العاصمة
Muḥāfaẓat al-ʿĀṣimah
Governorate
Flag of Capital Governorate
Flag
Map of Bahrain showing Capital Governorate
Map of Bahrain showing Capital Governorate
Country Bahrain
Government
 • GovernorHesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total329,510
Time zoneUTC+3 (Arabia Standard Time)
Websitewww.capital.gov.bh
Governorates of Bahrain

FormationEdit

The Capital Governorate was formed made royal decree on 3 July 2002. The present governorate incorporates the municipalities of Al Manamah, Jid Ali, Ras Rumman and parts of Jidd Haffs.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to a census conducted in 2010, there are 329,510 people living in the Capital Governorate, which is the highest of the four governorates; 261,921 non-Bahraini citizens and 67,589 Bahraini nationals.[3] The vast majority of housing in the Capital Governorate are flats, with around 34,000 flats.[4] Private villas were the second most-common form of housing, accounting for 7,284 of housing in the governorate.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Decree Law No. (17) of 2002" (PDF). Capital Governorate. Retrieved 10 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Population by Governorate" (PDF). Census 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-25. Retrieved 10 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Census results". Census2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 10 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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