Destination guide Bahrain

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION.
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THE STATE OF BAHRAIN CONSISTS OF THIRTEEN ISLANDS AND
APPROXIMATELY 20 SMALL ISLETS, ALL OF WHICH ARE SITUATED IN
A SHALLOW BRANCH OF THE ARABIAN GULF KNOWN AS THE GULF OF
SALWA. THERE ARE TWO MAIN ISLAND GROUPS; THE BAHRAIN
ISLAND-MUHARRAQ-SITRA-JIDDAH-UMM NASAN COMPLEX WHICH ARE,
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF JEDDAH, CONNECTED BY CAUSEWAYS.

THE SECOND GROUP IN THE SOUTH INCLUDES HAWAR, SAWAD AND SEVERAL
SMALL ISLETS. THE TERRAIN CONSISTS OF COASTAL LOWLANDS,
FOLLOWED BY GENTLY INCLINED SLOPES TERMINATING IN THE RIM
OF A CRATER-LIKE BASIN KNOWN AS THE CENTRAL DEPRESSION.
THIS LATTER FEATURE CONTAINS A NUMBER OF SMALL ROCKY
OUTCROPS OR JEBELS AMONG WHICH IS THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE
ISLAND: JEBEL AD-DUKHAN AT A HEIGHT OF 122.4 METERS.
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