Rumaithiya

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Rumaithiya
الرميثية
Rumaythiyah
City
Rumaithiya is located in Al- Andalus
Rumaithiya
Rumaithiya
Coordinates: 29°19′N 48°4′E / 29.317°N 48.067°E / 29.317; 48.067Coordinates: 29°19′N 48°4′E / 29.317°N 48.067°E / 29.317; 48.067
Province Hawalli Governorate
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Metro 4.7 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Population
 • City 58,957
Time zone GMT+3

Rumaithiya (Arabic: الرميثية‎ Arabic:Ar-Rumaytheeyah Kuwaiti Arabic:Il-Irmeitheeyah  ) is a residential area in Hawalli governorate, Kuwait, it's geographically divided into twelve blocks.

Blocks[edit]

Rumaithiya is officially divided into 12 blocks (قِطَع). Every block has a mosque and Rumaithiya Co-Op branch.

Landmarks[edit]

Masjids[edit]

Uqba Bin Nafe' Masjid (Block 8)

Rumaithiya was designed to make a space for a branch of the Co-op and the supermarket. Due to this, there are 12 government-built masjids in Rumaithiya, with one more government-built masjid near the main Co-op. The biggest masjid, Masjid Maqamis is in Block 6.

Husayniyat[edit]

  • Rumaithiya has the largest number of husayniyas in Kuwait with more than 70 Husayniya.

Rumaithiya Co-Op Society[edit]

Rumaithiya Co-Op Society is the official and only supermarket in the area.

  • 12 Branches in every block
  • 15,144+ Contributors

Sports area[edit]

Public park[edit]

  • Large public park in block 6

Schools[edit]

Religion[edit]

Most of Rumaithia's people are Shia Muslim.[1][2] Due to this fact, there are a lot of husainiyas in the area. In Muharram, people distribute and give drinks and foods to the people who pass on the street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/10443/730/1/Taqi10.pdf
  2. ^ شيعة الكويت.. بين المشاركة والتمايز المذهبي Arabic CNN - 13 April 2007 - Access Date 30 January 2015.