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The Kingdom of Bahrain is an Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, covering 765 square kilometres in- the Persian Gulf. It is the home of around 1.380.000 citizens, of which 70,3% are Muslims, 14,5% Christians, 9,8% Hindi and 2,5% Buddhists.
The currency are Bahraini dinar, worth 16,70 Danish Krone and €2,24. The GDP is US$34.,310 billion.
Bahrain features an arid climate. Bahrain has two seasons: An extremely hot summer and a relatively mild winter, which I aim for.
With only 17 species of mammals as well as 14 species of reptile, the birdlife with 340 species are the main fauna. Hare are a few Golden jackal, Canis aureus, Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx and Goitered gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa.
195 species of higher plant have been recorded on the islands. The soils on the coast are home to salt-tolerant plants, many of which can secrete salt from glands on their surfaces. One of the commonest of these is the dwarf shrub Zygophyllum qatarense, which has many adaptations to suit the harsh environment. Further inland, perennial plants adapt to arid conditions by being dwarf or prostrate, being deciduous, having deep root systems, reducing their leaf surface area, and having thorns and hairs. Annual plants appear when rain falls, and pass through an accelerated life cycle to flower and set seed in a few weeks. I will not be looking for any in particular, but the biomer in general.