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General Country Information
Capital: Manama
Population: 738,004 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 220,000 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.14 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 51,489 (2009)
Internet users: 402,900 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.60
World Rank 2005/2006: 35

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation - Bahrain Paralympic Committee
Building No 940, Road 214, Isa town 802
PO Box 33522
Al Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Email: gccoc@batelco.com.bh
Tel: +973-17-789191
Fax: +973-17-789299

Bahrain Society for Children with Behavioral and Communication Difficulties (BSCBCD)
P.O. Box 37304
Kingdom of Bahrain
Email: autism@batelco.com.bh
Tel: +973-17-730960
Fax: +973-17-737227

Friendship Society for the Blind
P.O. Box 33227, Isa Town,
Behind Gulf News Building,
Kingdom of Bahrain

Email: alwaee@hotmail.com
Tel: +973-17-624496
Fax: +973-17-622875