Galali

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For places in Iran, see Galali, Iran. For the Australian indigenous language and people Galali, see Kullili language.

Galali (Arabic: قلالي‎) is a small area in the Kingdom of Bahrain, located on Muharraq Island, north of Muharraq City. Galali used to be the farthest north point of Bahrain before the development of the manmade artificial islands of Amwaj Islands.

Around 2000 people used to live in Galali (1991 census). Today, Galali is 16 times bigger than it was 25 years ago because of reclamation of sea.

The inhabitants of the village are mostly Sunni Arabs, Arabized Persians, and African-Bahrainis.

Before the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most of the town's inhabitants were seamen who were involved in the pearl diving and fishing industry.

Etymology[edit]

Galali refers to a group of cliffs in dialectal Arabic.

Education[edit]

The Ministry of Education operates government schools. Galali Primary Boys School and Roquya Primary Girls School are in Galali.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory. Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 8 September 2009.

Coordinates: 26°16′N 50°39′E / 26.267°N 50.650°E / 26.267; 50.650