The Capital Governorate (Arabic: محافظة العاصمة‎; transliterated: Muḥāfaẓat al-ʿĀṣimah) is one of the four governorates of Bahrain. The governorate covers Manama, the capital of Bahrain.


The capital governorate was formed as a result of a royal decree on 3 July 2002. The present governorate incorporates the municipalities of Al Manamah, Jid Ali, Ras Rumman and parts of Jidd Haffs.[2]


According to a census conducted in 2010, there are 329,510 people living in the Capital Governorate; 261,921 non-Bahraini citizens and 67,589 Bahraini nationals.[3] The vast majority of housing in the Capital Governorate are flats, with around 34,000 flats.[4] Private villas were the second most-common form of housing, accounting for 7,284 of housing in the governorate.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.census2010.gov.bh/results_en.php
  2. ^ "Decree Law No. (17) of 2002" (PDF). Capital Governorate. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population by Governorate" (PDF). Census 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Census results". Census2010. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 26°14′10″N 50°34′59″E / 26.23611°N 50.58306°E / 26.23611; 50.58306