Manama

Manama

المنامة
Manama skyline
Manama skyline
Manama is located in Bahrain
Manama
Manama
Location of Manama in Bahrain.
Manama is located in Asia
Manama
Manama
Manama (Asia)
Coordinates: 26°13′N 50°35′E / 26°13′N 50°35′E / 26.217; 50.583
329,510
Time zoneGMT+3
Official website

Manama (Arabic: المنامةal-Manāma  Bahrani pronunciation: [elmɐˈnɑːmɐ]) is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. 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 during the 19th century period of British hegemony.

Although the current twin cities of Manama and Muharraq appear to have been founded simultaneously in the 1800s,[2] Muharraq took prominence due to its defensive location and was thus the capital of Bahrain until 1921. Manama became the mercantile capital and was the gateway to the main Bahrain Island. [3] 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.[4][5]

Etymology

The name is derived from the Arabic word المنامة (transliterated:al-manãma) meaning "the place of rest" or "the place of dreams".[6]

Other Languages
Acèh: Al-Manamah
Afrikaans: Manama
Alemannisch: Manama
አማርኛ: ማናማ
Ænglisc: Manama
العربية: المنامة
aragonés: Manama
arpetan: Manama
asturianu: Manama
azərbaycanca: Manama
تۆرکجه: منامه
বাংলা: মানামা
Bân-lâm-gú: Manama
башҡортса: Манама
беларуская: Манама
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Манама
Bikol Central: Manama
български: Манама
བོད་ཡིག: མ་ན་མ།
bosanski: Manama
brezhoneg: Manama
català: Al-Manama
čeština: Manáma
chiShona: Manama
Cymraeg: Manama
dansk: Manama
Deutsch: Manama
eesti: Manama
Ελληνικά: Μανάμα
эрзянь: Манама
español: Manama
Esperanto: Manamo
euskara: Manama
فارسی: منامه
Fiji Hindi: Manama
français: Manama
Frysk: Manama
Gaeilge: Manama
Gàidhlig: Manama
galego: Manama
Gĩkũyũ: Manama
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Manama
한국어: 마나마
հայերեն: Մանամա
hornjoserbsce: Manama
hrvatski: Manama
Ilokano: Manama
Bahasa Indonesia: Al-Manamah
interlingua: Manama
Interlingue: Manama
Ирон: Манамæ
íslenska: Manama
italiano: Manama
עברית: מנאמה
kalaallisut: Manama
ქართული: მანამა
қазақша: Манама
Kinyarwanda: Manama
Kiswahili: Manama
Kreyòl ayisyen: Manama
Кыргызча: Манама
Latina: Manama
latviešu: Manāma
Lëtzebuergesch: Manama
lietuvių: Menama
lumbaart: Manama
magyar: Manáma
मैथिली: मनामा
македонски: Манама
Malagasy: Manama
മലയാളം: മനാമ
Malti: Manama
मराठी: मनामा
მარგალური: მანამა
مصرى: المنامه
Bahasa Melayu: Manama
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Manama
монгол: Манама
Dorerin Naoero: Manama
Nederlands: Manamah
नेपाली: मनामा
日本語: マナーマ
нохчийн: Манама
Norfuk / Pitkern: Manaama
norsk: Manama
norsk nynorsk: Manama
occitan: Manama
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ମାନାମା
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Manama
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮਨਾਮਾ
پنجابی: منامہ
Papiamentu: Manama
پښتو: منامه
Piemontèis: Manama
polski: Manama
português: Manama
Qaraqalpaqsha: Manama
română: Manama
rumantsch: Manama
русский: Манама
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱢᱟᱱᱟᱢᱟ
sardu: Manama
Scots: Manama
shqip: Manama
sicilianu: Manama
Simple English: Manama
slovenčina: Manáma
slovenščina: Manama
کوردی: مەنامە
српски / srpski: Манама
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Manama
Sunda: Al-Manamah
suomi: Manama
svenska: Manama
Tagalog: Manama
தமிழ்: மனாமா
Taqbaylit: Manama
тоҷикӣ: Манома
Türkçe: Manama
українська: Манама
اردو: منامہ
vepsän kel’: Manam
Tiếng Việt: Manama
Volapük: Mänamä
Winaray: Manama
吴语: 麦纳麦
Yorùbá: Manama
粵語: 麥納瑪
中文: 麦纳麦