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History of city Manama, Bahrain in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population. After periods of Portuguese and Persian control and invasions from the ruling dynasties of Saudi Arabia and Oman, Bahrain established itself as an independent nation in 1971 after a period of British hegemony.

Although the current twin cities of Manama and Muharraq appear to have been founded simultaneously in the 1800s, Muharraq took prominence due to its defensive location and was thus the capital of Bahrain until 1923. Manama became the mercantile capital and was the gateway to the main Bahrain Island. In the 20th century, Bahrain's oil wealth helped spur fast growth and in the 1990s a concerted diversification effort led to expansion in other industries and helped transform Manama into an important financial hub in the Middle East. Manama was designated as the 2012 capital of Arab culture by the Arab League, and a beta global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2018.

The first mention: in 1345

History:

Population: 157 474

Sights:

Manama. Bab Al Bahrain, main entrance to the Manama Souq
Bab Al Bahrain, main entrance to the Manama Souq
Bab Al Bahrain, main entrance to the Manama Souq
Bab Al Bahrain, main entrance to the Manama Souq
Manama. Bahrain Government women's Hospital, main entrance
Bahrain Government women's Hospital, main entrance
Manama. Bahrain Government women's Hospital
Bahrain Government women's Hospital
Manama. Cop on crossing streets
Cop on crossing streets
Manama. Girls School
Girls School
Manama. Jafaria school, 1931
Jafaria school, 1931
Manama. Laundry
Laundry
Manama Souq, 1965
Manama Souq, 1965
Manama. Mosaic Tower
Mosaic Tower
Manama. Mosque 'Suq al Khamis', 1956
Mosque 'Suq al Khamis', 1956
Manama. Old Souq, 1940s
Old Souq, 1940s
One of old buildings in downtown Manama
One of old buildings in downtown Manama
Manama. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city and harbor, circa 1870
Manama. Town park, 1957
Town park, 1957
Manama. Sheikh Abdullah Street, the oldest shopping street in Manama
Sheikh Abdullah Street, the oldest shopping street in Manama
Manama. Vegetable and fruit market, 1959
Vegetable and fruit market, 1959
Manama. View to city and bridge
View to city and bridge
Manama. View to city building
View to city building
Manama. View to city bus
View to city bus
Manama. View to city with minaret
View to city with minaret
Manama. View to city street
View to city street
Manama. View to city street
View to city street
Manama. Wind towers
Wind towers


Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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