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Ash Sharqiyah, known as Eastern Province is the largest province of Saudi Arabia, located in the east of the country on the coasts of the Persian Gulf, and has borders with Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. It has an area of 710,000 kmĀ² and a population of 2,886,700 (1999). Its capital is Dammam. A few kilometres from Dammam is the second city, Al-Khobar, which is more modern and more westernised than Dammam. The King Fahd Causeway, completed in the 1980s, links the Eastern Province to Bahrain. Typically, the causeway is crowded with expatriates and Saudis on a Thursday afternoon as they all head for the clubs and nightlife in Saudi Arabia's more tolerant neighbour. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (mintaqat, singular - mintaqah). ... Regional map showing the word Bahr Fars, (Persian Gulf) in Arabic, from the 9th century text Al-aqalim by the great geographer Istakhri. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Dammam Corniche Dammam (Also Damman or Ad Dammām) is the capital of the Ash Sharqiyah province in Saudi Arabia. ... al-Khobar is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... The King Fahd Causeway is the combined bridging and dam connection between Saudi Arabia and Bahrein. ...


The Eastern Province was conquered by the Saudis in 1914 on the Ottoman Empire. It had been known as Al Hasa under Ottoman rule. 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ...


The Eastern Province is largely Shi'ite, which makes it a very dangerous place for the ruling Wahhabi family to visit. Some villages are virtually no-go areas for the security forces. Shia Islam ( Arabic شيعى follower; English has traditionally used Shiite or Shiite) is the second largest Islamic denomination; some 20-25% of all Muslims are said to follow a Shia tradition. ... Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ...


Saudi Aramco, the oil producing company of the Kingdom, is based in Dhahran, which is located in the Eastern Province, and most decisions on oil policy and production are made there. Saudi Arabia's main oil and gas fields are all located in the Eastern Province, whether onshore or offshore. Petroleum from the fields is shipped to dozens of countries from the oil port of Ras Tanura and is also used as feedstock in numerous industrial plants in Jubail. Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company) is one of the largest oil companies in the world, and the largest in terms of proven crude oil reserves and production. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... Road to Dhahrans main gate (Picture taken from Khobar way) Dhahran (Aramco code: DH) (Arabic language الظهران al-Dahrān), or Dharan is a city in Saudi Arabia. ... Reef Road in 2002 Ras Tanura Najmah beach, a few miles distant from the refinery area Ras Tanura (Aramco code: RT) (Arabic: رأس تنورة) is a coastal city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. ... Al Jubayl, also known as Jubail, is a city in Ash Sharqiyah province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. ...


The Kingdom's second major product, dates, is also a large part of the Eastern Province's economy. Every year thousands of tonnes of dates are harvested from the date palms in the giant oases of Al Hasa and Al-Qatif. Binomial name Phoenix dactylifera L. The Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera is a palm, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ... Qatif is a coastal oasis located on the western bank of the Persian Gulf and covering large area consisting of many villages and cities like Saihat, Safwa, Tarut Island and many other towns. ...


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Dammam Corniche Dammam (Also Damman or Ad Dammām) is the capital of the Ash Sharqiyah province in Saudi Arabia. ... al-Khobar is a small city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... Road to Dhahrans main gate (Picture taken from Khobar way) Dhahran (Aramco code: DH) (Arabic language الظهران al-Dahrān), or Dharan is a city in Saudi Arabia. ... Satellite image. ... Al Jubayl, also known as Jubail, is a city in Ash Sharqiyah province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. ... Reef Road in 2002 Ras Tanura Najmah beach, a few miles distant from the refinery area Ras Tanura (Aramco code: RT) (Arabic: رأس تنورة) is a coastal city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. ...


 
 

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