An outdated photograph of Hidd
- To be distinguished from Ras al Hadd (رأس الحد), a district with a famous turtle breeding beach in Oman
Al Hidd (Arabic: الحد; transliterated: Al-Ḥidd) is a town in Bahrain, located on a sand spit on the southeastern extremity of Muharraq Island. The town has a large native Sunni population, of bedouin tribal origin, huwala, or Afro-Arabs. The altitude of Al Hidd is 3m.
Al Hidd is a very religiously and culturally conservative area of Bahrain, with many of the town's firjan, or neighborhoods, being composed of old buildings. It is composed mainly of Sunni Muslims.
Hadd used to be administered under its own municipality, but today it falls under the Muharraq Governorate. South of Hidd town lies the Hidd Industrial Area, built on reclaimed land. In addition to several factories, the Industrial Area has built on it a large power plant, a water desalination plant (which supplies 75% of Bahrain's clean water requirements), and a drydock (Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard or ASRY).
Government and infrastructure
The Ministry of Education operates public government schools. Government schools for boys include Al-Hidd Primary Intermediate Boys School and South Hidd Primary Boys School. Government schools for girls include Asma That Al-Nequin Primary Intermediate Girls School and Al-Hadd Secondary Girls School.
- R. B. Serjeant, Fisher-Folk and Fish-Traps in Al-Baḥrain, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 31, No. 3 (1968), pp. 486-514
- "Tip Top Globe". Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "Contact Us Archived 2014-02-07 at Archive.today" Ministry of Transportation. Retrieved on February 7, 2014. "Ports and Maritime Affairs P.O. Box 75315 Hidd Kingdom of Bahrain Tel: +973 17 359595 Fax: +973 17 359558 Courier address: Building 702, Road 1510, Hidd 115" Address in Arabic Archived 2014-02-07 at Archive.today : "شئون الملاحة البحرية صندوق بريد 75315 الحد، مملكة البحرين هاتف: 0097317359595 فاكس: 0097317359558 العنوان: مبنى 702، طريق 1510، الحد 115 "
- "Directory Archived 2009-09-02 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Education. Retrieved on 4 September 2009.
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