Jidhafs

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Jidhafs
جدحفص
City
Jidhafs is located in Bahrain
Jidhafs
Jidhafs
Coordinates: 26°13′08″N 50°32′17″E / 26.219°N 50.538°E / 26.219; 50.538Coordinates: 26°13′08″N 50°32′17″E / 26.219°N 50.538°E / 26.219; 50.538
CountryBahrain
GovernorateNorthern Governorate
Area
 • Total2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total44,769 [1]
Time zoneUTC+03:00
Area code(s)+973 17 55

Jidhafs (Arabic: جدحفص, romanizedJid Ḥafṣ) is a city in Bahrain. It was a municipality of Bahrain in the northern part of the country. Its territory is now in the Capital and Northern Governorate. It is about 3 km west of the capital Manama. It is neighbored by the villages of Al Daih and Sanabis to the north, Al Musala and Tashan to the south, Jibilat Habshi and Muqsha to the west. The city's population was 44,769 in 1991.

Etymology[edit]

The Bahraini historian and researcher Mohammed bin Ali Al Tajer states in his book Aqd Al Lalali Fi Tarikh Awal[page needed] that the word "Jid" translates to 'coast'. As such, the term 'Jid Hafs' is understood to translate to the "Coast of Hafs".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Barry. The Statesman's Yearbook 2003: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World. Springer. p. 1760.