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Manama (pop. 137,000), also known as al-Manamah, capital city of Bahrain. Located in the Persian Gulf, this major port for the island nation of Bahrain lies on an important trade and shipping route. Since the discovery of oil (1932), Manama has become a center for finance and commerce, with a new harbor fully equipped to dock and repair large oceangoing vessels.

See also: Bahrain.

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