Bani Jamra

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Bani Jamra
بني جمرة
Village
Bani Jamra is located in Bahrain
Bani Jamra
Bani Jamra
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°12′41″N 50°27′35″E / 26.21139°N 50.45972°E / 26.21139; 50.45972Coordinates: 26°12′41″N 50°27′35″E / 26.21139°N 50.45972°E / 26.21139; 50.45972
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate

Bani Jamra (Arabic: بني جمرة‎) is a village in the north-west of Bahrain. It lies east of Budaiya and south of Diraz. It is administered under the Northern Governorate. Before the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most of inhabitants were involved in farming, especially date palms. Bani Jamra is also famous as a center of traditional fabric weaving, a rapidly dying art.

Almost all of the inhabitants of Bani Jamra are Baharna Shias. Leading cleric and political activist Abdul Amir al-Jamri, and his son Mansoor Al-Jamri are from the village.

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