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    Bahrain Government - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: State of Bahrain

      Type: traditional monarchy

      Capital: Manama

      Administrative divisions: 11 municipalities (baladiyat, singular--baladiyah); Al Hadd, Al Manamah, Al Mintaqah al Gharbiyah, Al Mintaqah al Wusta, Al Mintaqah ash Shamaliyah, Al Muharraq, Ar Rifa wa al Mintaqah al Janubiyah, Jidd Hafs, Madinat Isa, Mintaqat Juzur Hawar, Sitrah

      Independence: 15 August 1971 (from UK)

      Constitution: 26 May 1973, effective 6 December 1973

      Legal system: based on Islamic law and English common law

      National holiday: National Day, 16 December

      Executive branch: amir, crown prince and heir apparent, prime minister, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly was dissolved 26 August 1975 and legislative powers were assumed by the Cabinet

      Judicial branch: High Civil Appeals Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--Amir Isa bin Salman Al KHALIFA (since 2 November 1961); Heir Apparent Hamad bin Isa Al KHALIFA (son of Amir; born 28 January 1950); Head of Government--Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al KHALIFA, (since 19 January 1970)

      Political parties and pressure groups: political parties prohibited; several small, clandestine leftist and Shia fundamentalist groups are active

      Suffrage: none

      Elections: none

      Communists: negligible

      Member of: Arab League, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), GCC, IBRD, ICAO, IDB--Islamic Development Bank, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL, ITU, NAM, OAPEC, OIC, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Ghazi Muhammad AL-QUSAYBI; Chancery at 3502 International Drive NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 342-0741 or 342-0742; there is a Bahraini Consulate General in New York; US--Ambassador Dr. Charles W. HOSTLER; Embassy at Shaikh Isa Road, Manama (mailing address is P. O. 26431, Manama, or FPO New York 09526); telephone p973o 714151 through 714153

      Flag: red with a white serrated band (eight white points) on the hoist side

      NOTE: The information regarding Bahrain on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bahrain Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bahrain Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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