in Southern Governorate, Bahrain
- Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun (Unesco heritage, 13 mi)
- Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy (Unesco heritage, 13 mi)
- Al Zubarah Archaeological Site (Unesco heritage, 26 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 26.057 and 50.616 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 26° 3' 25" and E 50° 36' 59"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dinar - BHD
- Spoken languages:
- Arabic, English, Persian, Urdu
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:52 PM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Asia/Bahrain
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:14 am and 6:05 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Geonames.org
‘Askar in Southern Governorate is a place in Bahrain a little south of Manama, the country's capital city.
Current time in ‘Askar is now 07:52 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Bahrain with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near ‘Askar, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Bahrain is Bahrain International Airport in a distance of 15 mi (or 24 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Bahrain is Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun in a distance of 13 mi (or 22 km), North-West. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Manama, Madinat ash Shamal, Dammam, Al Khawr and Umm Salal `Ali. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 38°C / 101 °F
|Morning Temperature||38°C / 101 °F|
|Evening Temperature||36°C / 97 °F|
|Night Temperature||35°C / 95 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1003.9 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from West|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Sunday, 25th of August 2019
33°C (91 °F)
34°C (93 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Monday, 26th of August 2019
35°C (95 °F)
35°C (95 °F)
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Tuesday, 27th of August 2019
35°C (95 °F)
33°C (92 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
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Al ‘Askar, ‘Askar, عَسْكَر