Nabih Saleh

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Nabih Saleh Island
Native name: جزيرة النبيه صالح  (Arabic)
Nabih Saleh Island is located in Bahrain
Nabih Saleh Island
Nabih Saleh Island
Location of Nabih Saleh Island in Bahrain
Geography
Location Persian Gulf
Coordinates 26°10′59″N 50°35′06″E / 26.183°N 50.585°E / 26.183; 50.585Coordinates: 26°10′59″N 50°35′06″E / 26.183°N 50.585°E / 26.183; 50.585
Archipelago Bahrain
Adjacent bodies of water Persian Gulf
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Nabih Saleh    
Area 1.3 km2 (0.50 sq mi)
Length 1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Width 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Coastline 9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Highest point Mountain of Smoke
Administration
Governorate Northern Governorate
Largest settlement
Nabih Saleh
(population 3000)
Demographics
Demonym Bahraini
Population 3000 (2010)
Pop. density 2,300 /km2 (6,000 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Bahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.alnabih.org
ISO Code = BH-14

Nabih Saleh (Arabic: النبيه صالح‎‎) is an island of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. It lies in the Tubli Bay, east of Bahrain Island, and has a distance of 2.5 km (1.6 mi) south of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.

History[edit]

The island is named for the formerly separate islands of Nebbi and Saleh.[1] Saleh was named for the Muslim scholar, Sheikh Saleh, who lived there in the 14th century.[2] This island originally, like Sitra, was covered with farms and date palm groves, but now it suffers from mass deforestation.[2][3] In 2016 renovation works began on the island [4][5]

Geography[edit]

Demography[edit]

There are two villages located on the Island:

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to Northern Governorate .

Transportation[edit]

It is connected to both Bahrain Island and Sitra through the Sitra Causeway.

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