Bani Jamra

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Bani Jamra
بني جمرة
Bani Jamra is located in Bahrain
Bani Jamra
Bani Jamra
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°12′41″N 50°27′35″E / 26.21139°N 50.45972°E / 26.21139; 50.45972Coordinates: 26°12′41″N 50°27′35″E / 26.21139°N 50.45972°E / 26.21139; 50.45972
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate

Bani Jamra (Arabic: بني جمرة‎‎) is a village in the north-west of Bahrain. It lies west of the capital Manama, east of the coastal village of Budaiya. It is administered under the Northern Governorate.

Before the discovery of oil in Bahrain, most of inhabitants were involved in farming, especially date palms. Bani Jamra is also famous as a center of traditional fabric weaving, a rapidly dying art.


In J. G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf (1908), he writes that the village consisted of 50 huts occupied by the Baharna, whom were mostly farmers and weavers. There were an estimated 1,500 palm trees in the village.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

Leading cleric and political activist Abdul Amir al-Jamri, and his son Mansoor Al-Jamri hail from the village.


  1. ^ Lorimer, John Gordon. "'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol. II. Geographical and Statistical. J G Lorimer. 1908' [221] (244/2084)". Qatar Digital Library. British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 

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