Al-Namas

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al-Namas
النماص
al-Namas النماص is located in Saudi Arabia
al-Namas النماص
al-Namas
النماص
Coordinates: 19°07′12″N 42°07′48″E / 19.12000°N 42.13000°E / 19.12000; 42.13000Coordinates: 19°07′12″N 42°07′48″E / 19.12000°N 42.13000°E / 19.12000; 42.13000[1]
Country Saudi Arabia
Province'Asir Province

Al-Namas (Arabic: النماص‎) is a governorate in 'Asir Province,[2] Saudi Arabia about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Abha. Al-Namas is a famous hill station located on Sarawat Mountains. Al-Namas is a window to Arab culture and traditions which date back to pre-Islamic period. It is one of the main shopping areas located on the way to Taif and Abha. It has three malls and a range of shopping area. Recently, it came in to light for its expansion and planning for a big city.

Climate[edit]

al-Namas

Al-Namas is slightly wetter than Abha, with about 10–30 mm (0.39–1.18 in) higher average monthly rainfall during February to April and about 5–15 mm (0.20–0.59 in) lower monthly rainfall during September and October.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

The University of Bisha has a Community College and College of Arts and Sciences for male students[3] and a College of Health Sciences for Girls and College Arts & Sciences for female students[4] in al-Namas. Al-Namas has a Technical College for diploma students, built around 2015, where students of the Asir region study professional courses. Al-Namas has an Institute for English Language Teaching.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

After student protests over conditions at the Abha campus of King Khalid University on 6 and 7 March 2012[5] and a follow-up sit-in on 10 March calling for the head of the university to resign,[6] protests also occurred in the al-Namas campus of the university.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World / Saudi Arabia / Asir / an-Nimas". Wikimapia. 2012-03-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  2. ^ Alshehri, Mohammed Y. (1999). "A hospital-based survey of primary hyperparathyroidism in the Asir region: low prevalence or underdiagnosis?" (PDF). Annals of Saudi Medicine. Medknow Publications. 19 (4): 322–324. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  3. ^ "Community College in Namas". King Khalid University. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  4. ^ "College of Health Sciences for Girls Namas". King Khalid University. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  5. ^ "Fifty injured in attack on Saudi student protest: report". Al Akhbar (Lebanon). 2012-03-07. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  6. ^ Ghanem, Sharifa (2012-03-11). "Saudi Arabia: violence marks student demonstration". Bikya Masr. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  7. ^ "Saudi Arabia: Student and citizen die in protests". Arab Network for Human Rights Information. 2012-03-13. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-13.

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