Bahrain is a relatively small island nation in the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago with 33 islands, the largest of which is about 55 km long and 18 km wide, located off the coast of Saudi Arabia. In the southeast lies the Qatar peninsula, with which a 40 km long connection is under construction. Two hundred kilometers across the Gulf is neighboring Iran.
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Bahrain is the second smallest country to host a race in the Formula 1 circus after Monaco. This race has been run since 2004 on the new Sakhir circuit designed by Hermann Tilke, approximately 35 kilometers southwest of Manama.