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Al-Namas (Arabic: النماص) is a governorate in 'Asir Province, 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.
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.
The University of Bisha has a Community College and College of Arts and Sciences for male students and a College of Health Sciences for Girls and College Arts & Sciences for female students 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.
After student protests over conditions at the Abha campus of King Khalid University on 6 and 7 March 2012 and a follow-up sit-in on 10 March calling for the head of the university to resign, protests also occurred in the al-Namas campus of the university.
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