Qatif

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. Human Rights Watch (Denied Dignity) As of 2009, the total population of Qatif was 474,573. Qatif has one of the lowest numbers of non-Saudi residents in the kingdom (only 59,808). Economy Saudi Aramco (the Saudi national oil company) completed the development of Qatif Project in October 2004, consisting facilities to produce


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main oil

residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. Wikipedia:Qatif


largest oil

of the best in the world, the oasis is located about 60 km inland from the Persian Gulf. All urban areas are located in the traditional oasis of Al-Hasa. In addition to the oasis, the county also includes the giant Empty Quarter desert, making it the largest county in Saudi Arabia in terms of area. The Empty Quarter has the world's largest oil fields and connects Saudi Arabia to Qatar, the UAE, and Oman. The Governorate's population is over 908,366 ( Wikipedia:Qatif


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. However, in recent years, after the discovery of oil and establishment of Jubail Industrial City, most Qatifi people tend to work in the oil industry, public services, education and health-care sectors. Etymology and History Qatif functioned for centuries as the most important trade port in the Arab side of the Persian Gulf (Arab states of the Persian Gulf). The term ''Qatif'' is derived from the eponymous Hebrew word which translates to "harvest" or "grain"


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as having been "executed for owning a Bible". Clive Davis: A LESSON IN TOLERANCE Cripe's Corner: May 2005 The Wall Street Journal Online - Featured Article !-- Bot


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injured and 24 killed. Wikipedia:Qatif


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''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. * Dhahran: Oil industry center, site of Saudi Aramco headquarters. Its home to a major base of Royal Saudi Air Force and the most prestigious Saudi university, KFUPM. * Qatif: Large oasis on the coast of the Persian Gulf * Jubail: One of two major industrial cities in Saudi Arabia Road Eastern Province cities like Abqaiq, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail (Dhahran–Jubail Highway), Khafji, Khobar (Dammam-Khobar Highway), Ras Tanura, Sihat and Qatif (Gulf Road (Saudi Arabia) (Gulf Road)), as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Geography and geology The Dhahran residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. Wikipedia:Qatif


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Arabic (Arabic language) speaking, and some claim descent from Arab (Arab people) tribes. Their dialect of Arabic is known as "Bahrani" or "Bahrani Arabic," and they are overwhelmingly adherents of Shia Islam. Most Bahrani clerics are Usuli, with a handful still Akhbari. The Baharna are the oldest inhabitants of the region of Bahrain formerly comprising the Eastern Coast of the Arabian Peninsula, al-Ahsa


history books

''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. * Dhahran: Oil industry center, site of Saudi Aramco

Qatif

'''Qatif''' or '''Al-Qatif''' ( '') is a governorate and urban area (Governorates of Saudi Arabia) located in Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabia. It extends from Ras Tanura and Jubail in the north to Dammam in the south, and from the Persian Gulf in the east to King Fahd International Airport in the west. This region has its own municipality and includes the Qatif downtown and many other smaller cities and towns.

Qatif is one of the oldest settlements in Eastern Arabia, its history going back to 3500 BCE. Before the discovery of oil, Qatifi people used to work as merchants, farmers, and fishermen. However, in recent years, after the discovery of oil and establishment of Jubail Industrial City, most Qatifi people tend to work in the oil industry, public services, education and health-care sectors.

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