The King of the Kingdom of Bahrain
: ملك مملكة البحرين
) is the monarch
and head of state
. Between 1783 and 1971, the Bahraini monarch held the title of Hakim
, and, from 1971 until 2002, the title of Emir
. On 14 February 2002, the then-Emir of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
, declared Bahrain a kingdom and proclaimed himself the first king.
List of rulers
The Arabic title of the Emir, as transliterated, was Amir dawlat al-Bahrayn (English: Chief of the State of Bahrain). The Emir also held the honorific title of sheikh.
The Arabic title of the King, as transliterated, is Malik al-Bahrayn (English: King of Bahrain). The King also holds the honorific title of sheikh.
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- ^ Jehl, Douglas (7 March 1999). "Sheik Isa, 65, Emir of Bahrain Who Built Non-Oil Economy". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
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