Key: 220  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 4
Issued: 684 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 622 sq.km; Population - 645,000; Capital - Manama
An Emirate in the Persian Gulf, consisting of a group of islands off the eastern
coast of Saudi Arabia. Oil and aluminum are the most important industries.
From 1861 an independent Sheikhdom and British protectorate, using Indian stamps
overprinted 'BAHRAIN' since 1933, from 1948 Great Britain stamps with the same
overprint. Independent Emirate since August 14th 1971. Indirect UPU membership
from 1884 under British India, indirect from April 1st 1948 through British Post
Office (see BRITISH AGENCIES), direct from December 21st 1973. Annual output about 15.
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Inscriptions
BAHRAIN overprinted on stamps of India
BAHRAIN overprinted on stamps of Great Britain
BAHRAIN
STATE OF BAHRAIN

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Currency
12 Pies = 1 Anna
16 Annas = 1 Rupee
100 Naye Paise = 1 Rupee (1957)
1000 Fils = 1 Dinar (1966)
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