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Al Khobar
الخبر
Location
Location of Al Khobarالخبر
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Government
Province Ash Sharqiyah
Prince Muhammad bin Fahd
Geographical characteristics
Area
Total 571 km²
Land 402 km²
Water 69 km²
Population
Total (2004) 302,799
Metro area 97,446
Coordinates 26°18′″ N
50°13′″ ECoordinates: 26°18′N 50°13′E
Time zone (UTC+3)
Khobar Corniche
Khobar Corniche

Khobar (also written al-Khobar or al-Khubar ; Arabic: الخبر) is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the Arabian/Persian Gulf. It has a population of 165,799 (2004 census) and forms part of the greater Dammam metropolitan area along with Dhahran, which together have a combined population of over one million. All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport. Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Khobar_location. ... Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 provinces (mintaqat, singular - mintaqah). ... Categories: Stub | Provinces of Saudi Arabia ... The term prince (the female form is princess), from the Latin root princeps, when used for a member of the highest aristocracy, has several fundamentally different meanings - one generic, and several types of titles. ... HRH Prince Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud (born 1950) is the son of the late King Fahd and the governer of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (center of oil industry in the kingdom). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Moscow Time Eastern European Summer Time Eastern African Time Category: ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 551 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 551 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing in the Arabic language. ... The East Province (French Province de lEst) occupies the southeastern portion of the Republic of Cameroon. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Dammam Corniche Dammam (Also Damman or Ad Dammām) is the capital of the Ash Sharqiyah province in Saudi Arabia. ... Road to Dhahrans main gate (Picture taken from Khobar way) Dhahran (Arabic الظهران aẓ-Ẓahrān) is a city in Saudi Arabia located in the countrys Eastern Province not far from the Persian Gulf. ... REDIRECT template:cleanup King Fahd International Airport: Inside view King Fahd International Airport is located near Dammam, Saudi Arabia. ...


City residents in the original downtown area are mainly Saudi nationals and non-Western expatriates (e.g. of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Filipino ethnicity). European and American expatriate workers not employeed by Saudi Aramco typically live in expat compounds scattered in the greater Khobar-Dammam area surrounded by fences or walls and guarded by security gates. Inside, a greater degree of cultural freedom is possible than outside the walls in the main urban center. Some larger corporations (e.g. British Aerospace) have maintained their own compounds to house (and attract) expat employees. Because of the comforts and greater freedoms found in compounds, they have attracted a wide range of ethnicities able to afford the lifestyle, including some Saudi families. Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia (formerly just Aramco, standing for the Arabian American Oil Company), is the largest oil corporation in the world and the worlds largest in terms of proven crude oil reserves and production. ...


Many of Khobar's residents work for Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, in nearby Dhahran. Other residents work in support roles. Traditionally, Khobar has also been a city of shopkeepers and merchants, and the city today boasts numerous modern malls and boulevards with internationally-recognized franchise shops and eating places. Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia (formerly just Aramco, standing for the Arabian American Oil Company), is the largest oil corporation in the world and the worlds largest in terms of proven crude oil reserves and production. ... Road to Dhahrans main gate (Picture taken from Khobar way) Dhahran (Arabic الظهران aẓ-Ẓahrān) is a city in Saudi Arabia located in the countrys Eastern Province not far from the Persian Gulf. ...


In earlier days, Khobar was a small port on the Persian Gulf, inhabited mainly by fishermen. With the discovery of oil in the 1930s, it was transformed into a major commercial and shopping center and, secondarily, an industrial port. In modern times, the larger port of Dammam has taken over most commercial shipping activities for the Eastern Province, and oil is exported via the dedicated Saudi Aramco port of Ras Tanura. As a result, Khobar has transformed and extended its waterfront along the Gulf into a scenic Beirut-like corniche with parks, eateries, and family beaches. Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Dammam Corniche Dammam (Also Damman or Ad Dammām) is the capital of the Ash Sharqiyah province in Saudi Arabia. ... Saudi Aramco, the national oil company of Saudi Arabia (formerly just Aramco, standing for the Arabian American Oil Company), is the largest oil corporation in the world and the worlds largest in terms of proven crude oil reserves and production. ... Ras Tanura (more accurately Ras Tannūrah, Arabic: رأس تنورة meaning top/head/cape of the skirt) is a city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia located on a peninsula extending into the Arabian or Persian Gulf. ...


The 16-mile King Fahd Causeway connects Khobar to the island nation of Bahrain, previously reachable only by air or sea. King Fahd Causeway The King Fahd Causeway is the combined bridging and viaduct connection between Khobar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain settled on by a construction agreement signed July 8th 1981. ...


Khobar was the location of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing (the victims were US military personnel) and the 29 May 2004 Al-Khobar massacres (of expatriate employees in their compounds). 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Building #131 after the explosion Khobar Towers is part of an housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran. ... In the 29 May 2004 Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia, four Islamist terrorists attacked two oil industry installations and a foreign workers housing complex, The Oasis, in the Gulf city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, taking more than 50 hostages and killing 22 of them. ...


See also

Saudi Arabian City
Saudi Arabian City
List of main Saudi Arabian cities
`Afif | `Ar`ar | Abha | Abqaiq | Al Bahah | Buraidah | Ad Dammam | Dhahran | Ad Dir`iyah | Duba | Ha'il | Al Hufuf | Al Jawf | Jeddah | Jizan | Al Jubayl | King Abdullah Economic City | Khamis Mushayt | Al Kharj | Khobar | Layla | Al Majma'ah | Mecca (Makkah) | Medina | Najran | Qal'at Bishah | Al Qatif | Ras Tanura | Ra's al Khafji | Riyadh (National Capital) | As Sulayyil | At Ta'if | Tabuk | Udaliyah | `Unayzah | Yanbu' al Bahr |

 
 

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