Bahrain Governorates

Bahrain Fort - Archaeological excavations at the site. © TheBahrain.Com

Bahrain Governorates


Bahrain's five governorates Bahrain is split into five governorates. These governorates are:

1. Capital Governorate
2. Central Governorate
3. Muharraq Governorate
4. Northern Governorate
5. Southern Governorate

The Capital Governorate (Arabic: محافظة العاصمة‎; transliterated: Muhafazat al-'Asimah) is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. The governorate covers Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

The Central Governorate (Arabic: المحافظة الوسطى Al Muhafazah al Wustah‎) is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. It includes parts of the former municipalities of Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Madinat 'Isa, Sitrah and A'ali.

The Muharraq Governorate (Arabic: محافظة المحرق‎; transliterated: Muhafazat al-Muharaq) is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. It is now co-extensive with the municipality of Al Muharraq and with Muharraq Island together with outlying islets. It includes the former municipality of Al Hadd at the southern end of that island.

The Northern Governorate (Arabic: المحافظة الشمالية Al Muhafazah ash Shamaliyah‎) is one of the five governorates of Bahrain. It includes parts of the former municipalities of Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah al Shamaliyah, Jidd Haffs and Madinat Hamad.

The Southern Governorate (Arabic: المحافظة الجنوبية‎; transliterated: al-Muhafazah al-Janobiyah) is the largest of the five governorates of Bahrain in terms of area size, and the smallest in terms of population, with a population of 91,450. It includes parts of Bahrain's old municipalities - Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Ar Rifa' wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, and Juzur Hawar (the Hawar Islands).

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