Al-Namas

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al-Namas
النماص
al-Namas النماص is located in Saudi Arabia
al-Namas النماص
al-Namas
النماص
Coordinates: +19°07′12″N 42°07′48″E / 19.12000°N 42.13000°E / 19.12000; 42.13000Coordinates: +19°07′12″N 42°07′48″E / 19.12000°N 42.13000°E / 19.12000; 42.13000[1]
Country  Saudi Arabia
Province 'Asir Province

Al-Namas (Arabic: النماص‎) is a town in 'Asir Province,[2] Saudi Arabia about 130 kilometres (81 mi) north of Abha.[3]

Climate[edit]

al-Namas

Al-Namas is slightly wetter than Abha, with about 10–30 mm (0.39–1.18 in) higher average monthly rainfall during February to April and about 5–15 mm (0.20–0.59 in) lower monthly rainfall during September and October.[3]

Education[edit]

The multi-city King Khalid University has a Community College for male students[4] and a College of Health Sciences for Girls for female students[5] in al-Namas.

Politics[edit]

After student protests over conditions at the Abha campus of King Khalid University on 6 and 7 March 2012[6] and a follow-up sit-in on 10 March calling for the head of the university to resign,[7] protests also occurred in the al-Namas campus of the university.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World / Saudi Arabia / Asir / an-Nimas". Wikimapia. 2012-03-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ Alshehri, Mohammed Y. (1999). "A hospital-based survey of primary hyperparathyroidism in the Asir region: low prevalence or underdiagnosis?". Annals of Saudi Medicine (Medknow Publications) 19 (4): 322–324. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ a b El Atta, H.A.; I.M. Aref (September 2009). "The effect of terracing on rainwater harvesting, regeneration and growth of Juniperusus procera Hochst. ex Endlicher on the Sarawat mountains in south western Saudi Arabia". International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation (Academic Journals) 1 (5): 119–128. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Community College in Namas". King Khalid University. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. ^ "College of Health Sciences for Girls Namas". King Khalid University. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Fifty injured in attack on Saudi student protest: report". Al Akhbar (Lebanon). 2012-03-07. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  7. ^ Ghanem, Sharifa (2012-03-11). "Saudi Arabia: violence marks student demonstration". Bikya Masr. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Saudi Arabia: Student and citizen die in protests". Arab Network for Human Rights Information. 2012-03-13. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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