Bahrain is the site of the ancient Dilmun civilization. It has been famed since antiquity for its pearl fisheries, which were considered the best in the world into the century. Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam (AD
Map of Bahrain. Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with Bahrain Island the largest land mass at 34 miles long by 11 miles wide.