Manama

Manama
المنامة
Manama skyline
Manama skyline
Manama is located in Bahrain
Manama
Manama
Location of Manama in Bahrain.
Coordinates: 26°13′N 50°35′E / 26°13′N 50°35′E / 26.217; 50.583
Country Bahrain
Governorate Capital
Government
 • Governor Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa
Area
 • City 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate (2010) 157,474
 • Density 5,200/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 •  Urban (2015) [1] 411,000
 •  Capital Governorate (2010) 329,510
Time zone GMT+3
Website Official website

Manama ( Arabic: المنامةAl Manāma IPA:  [ˈmanaːma]) 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 capital of Arab culture for the year 2012 by the Arab League. [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
беларуская: Манама
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Манама
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
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
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
Piemontèis: Manama
polski: Manama
português: Manama
Qaraqalpaqsha: Manama
română: Manama
rumantsch: Manama
русский: Манама
Scots: Manama
shqip: Manama
sicilianu: Manama
Simple English: Manama
slovenčina: Manáma
slovenščina: Manama
کوردی: مەنامە
српски / srpski: Манама
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Manama
Basa Sunda: Al-Manamah
suomi: Manama
svenska: Manama
Tagalog: Manama
தமிழ்: மனாமா
Taqbaylit: Manama
тоҷикӣ: Манама
Türkçe: Manama
українська: Манама
اردو: منامہ
vepsän kel’: Manam
Tiếng Việt: Manama
Volapük: Mänamä
Winaray: Manama
Yorùbá: Manama
粵語: 麥納瑪
中文: 麦纳麦