Al Hidd

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Al Hidd
الحد
Town
Location of Hidd district
Location of Hidd district
Al Hidd is located in Bahrain
Al Hidd
Al Hidd
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°15′N 50°39′E / 26.250°N 50.650°E / 26.250; 50.650Coordinates: 26°15′N 50°39′E / 26.250°N 50.650°E / 26.250; 50.650
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate
To be distinguished from Ras al Hadd (رأس الحد), a district with a famous turtle breeding beach in Oman

Al Hidd (Arabic: الحد‎) is a town in Bahrain, located on a sand spit on the southeastern extremity of Muharraq Island. The town has a large Sunni population, of bedouin tribal origin, huwala, or Afro-Arabs.[1]

Before the discovery of oil in Bahrain, the inhabitants of Hadd were largely involved in the fishing or pearl diving industries. Many of Bahrain's fijiri performance groups are based in Hidd.

Hadd used to be administered under its own municipality, but today it falls under the Muharraq Governorate. South of Hadd town lies the Hadd Industrial Area, built on reclaimed land. In addition to several factories, the Industrial Area has built on it a large power plant, a water desalination plant (which supplies 75% of Bahrain's clean water requirements), and a drydock (Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard or ASRY).

Hadd lies south of the Bahrain International Airport and Arad. The Shaikh Khalifa Causeway connects Hadd to Juffair on Bahrain Island.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Office of Ports and Maritime Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation has its headquarters in Building 702 in Hidd.[2]

Education[edit]

The Ministry of Education operates government schools. Government schools for boys include Al-Hidd Primary Intermediate Boys School and South Hidd Primary Boys School. Government schools for girls include Asma That Al-Nequin Primary Intermediate Girls School and Al-Hadd Secondary Girls School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. B. Serjeant, Fisher-Folk and Fish-Traps in Al-Baḥrain, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 31, No. 3 (1968), pp. 486-514
  2. ^ "Contact Us" Ministry of Transportation. Retrieved on February 7, 2014. "Ports and Maritime Affairs P.O. Box 75315 Hidd Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: +973 17 359595 Fax: +973 17 359558 Courier address: Building 702, Road 1510, Hidd 115" Address in Arabic : "شئون الملاحة البحرية صندوق بريد 75315 الحد، مملكة البحرين هاتف: 0097317359595 فاكس: 0097317359558 العنوان: مبنى 702، طريق 1510، الحد 115 "
  3. ^ "Directory." Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 4 September 2009.