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|An early archeological find in Bahrain is a letter of credit carved in stone.
(WSJ, 4/5/96, p.A-4)
Bahrain is made up of one large island linked to Saudi Arabia by a 13-mile causeway, plus several smaller islands. The population in 2004 was about 675,000 and 70% were Shia.
(Econ, 7/31/04, p.41)
Bahrain History: http://www.arab.net/bahrain/history/bahrain_history.html
CIA Factbook: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ba.html