The King of Bahrain (Arabic: ملك البحرين) is the monarch and head of state of Bahrain. 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 ibn Isa Al Khalifa, declared Bahrain a kingdom and proclaimed himself the first king.
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... 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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