Bahrain Government

Bahrain Government Last updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010

Official name

State of Bahrain (Dawlat al Bahrayn)

Ruler

Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa.

Government type

Traditional monarchy

Capital

Manama

Administrative divisions

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 Hamad, Madinat 'Isa, Juzur Hawar, Sitrah

Executive branch:

Chief of state

Amir HAMAD bin Isa Al Khalifa (since 6 March 1999); Heir Apparent Crown Prince SALMAN bin Hamad (son of the monarch, born 21 October 1969)

Prime Minister

Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Judicial branch

High Civil Appeals Court

Independence

15 August 1971

National holiday

National Day, 16 December (1971)

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