Population of Cities in Bahrain (2021)
With just over 1.7 million people, Bahrain is the world’s 152nd-most populous country. Bahrain’s capital and largest city is Manama, which is home to about 147,000 people. Manana is an important regional port city in the Person Gulf and a hub for migrant workers. Manama’s twin city, Muharraq, is the previous capital and third-largest city, with a population of about 100,000. Riffa, the second-largest city, has a population of about 111,000.
The ten largest cities in Bahrain comprise about 40% of its population. About 89% of Bahrain’s population lives in urban areas and cities. As the country continues to grow, currently at a rate of about 3.68% per year, the urban population is expected to increase slowly.