Bahrain

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Freedom of religion in Bahrain

The Constitution of Bahrain states that Islam is the official religion and that Shari'a (Islamic law) is a principal source for legislation. Article 22 of the Constitution provides for freedom of conscience, the inviolability of worship, and the freedom to perform religious rites and hold religious parades and meetings, in accordance with the customs observed in the country; however, the Government placed some limitations on the exercise of this right.

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Geography of Bahrain

Bahrain is a generally flat and arid archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia.

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Bahrain's Education System

The educational system in the kingdom of Bahrain follows a ladder of nine years of basic education which includes both the primary and intermediate stages and three years of secondary education in its various track.