Saihat

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Saihat
سيهات
Saihat is located in Saudi Arabia
Saihat
Saihat
Location in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 26°28′30″N 50°02′30″E / 26.47500°N 50.04167°E / 26.47500; 50.04167
Country Saudi Arabia
Province Ash Sharqiyah
Government
 • Governor Saud bin Nayef
Area
 • Total 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 115,000
Time zone +3 (UTC+3)

Saihat City (Arabic: سيهات‎) is a city located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, With a population of 100,000 in 2005.

History[edit]

The oldest documents concerning Saihat, which are more than 400 years old, say that Saihat was under the division of Dhahran. During the Ottoman Empire, the cities under Dhahran included Saihat, Bankat, Asseeh, and Aljabba. People in that region built the city of Sawhat on the remains of the old city Avan. This name was mentioned in Al-Musadi's book (التبية والإشراف). The city was renamed Saihat in more modern times.

In English the name of Saihat has various spellings. In the past, it was written as 'Seahat,' but recently the spelling has been changed by some to 'Sayhat.'

Nature[edit]

Saihat is located directly on the Persian Gulf. Fishing and agriculture are two important industries. Fertile soil and fresh springs provide a home for palm groves. The oil companies are close to Saihat, many people work there or in activities related to the oil industry.

Geography[edit]

Saihat is close to Qatif prefecture, which forms the southern end of the city. Dammam borders Saihat from the south while all of Saihat's eastern border lies on the Persian Gulf. The estimated size of Saihat is 5.61 square kilometers. Its population is about 75,000.

Hospitals[edit]

  • Al Sadiq Hospital Abu Musa Alansari, An Nur, Tel:013 850 0160

Transport[edit]

Airport[edit]

Air transport is provided by King Fahd International Airport, the terminal is just over driving distance of 30 km (20 miles) from the city.

Highway[edit]

Saihat is directly located on the Dhahran-Jubail Highway and has its own exit, Abu Hadriyah Highway is also close.


Neighborhood names[edit]

  1. Addeera (city center)
  2. An Nur (called Al Tabooq, or Al Ommal before)
  3. Al Khasab
  4. Attaf
  5. Ghurnata (or Al Nimr Al Janoubi)
  6. Assalam
  7. Al Khaleej (or Al Kuwait)
  8. Qurtuba (includes Al Mahdoud, Al Falah, and Al Nimr Ashimali)
  9. Al Ferdaws
  10. Al Muntazah (includes Al Jamiyah)
  11. Al Kawthar
  12. Al Neqa
  13. Al Ghadeer
  14. Annaseem
  15. Al Faiha
  16. Al Zohor

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