The overall inland area of Bahrain expanded to 765.3 square kilometres last year, up from 759 square kilometers in 2010. Six years ago, the area of Bahrain was 741.1 square kilometres before expanding to top 757.9 square kilometers in 2009. Central Informatics Organisation (CICO) Geographic Information Systems director Dr. Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Haidan announced the update geographic data. The overall area of Bahrain averages 8,267 square kilometers, – including its territorial borders. “The new area of Bahrain has been measured by US Geoeye imaging Satellite at 41- centimeter resolution”, he said. According to updated data, Bahrain’s overall borders stand now at 933 kilometers.
He added this information is important to follow the physical changes and to provide competent authorities with important information, he said, adding that the increase is considered normal, especially since the Kingdom is witnessing a boom as a result of urban development and increasing housing projects. In conclusion, Dr. Khalid that most of the increase in area over last year, amounting to about 6.3 Km concentrated in the northern part of the Kingdom.