Umm an Nasan

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Umm an Nasan
Native name: جزيرة ام النعسان  (Arabic)
Umm an Nasan is located in Bahrain
Umm an Nasan
Umm an Nasan
Location of Umm an Nasan Island in Bahrain
LocationPersian Gulf
Coordinates26°08′42″N 50°24′00″E / 26.145°N 50.40°E / 26.145; 50.40Coordinates: 26°08′42″N 50°24′00″E / 26.145°N 50.40°E / 26.145; 50.40
Adjacent bodies of waterGulf of Bahrain
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Umm an Nasan Island
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Length6 km (3.7 mi)
Width4 km (2.5 mi)
Coastline19 km (11.8 mi)
Highest elevation3 m (10 ft)
GovernorateNorthern Governorate
Largest settlementUmm an Nasan (pop. 10)
Population10 (2010)
Pop. density0.5 /km2 (1.3 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeBH-14

Umm an Nasan island (Arabic: ام النعسان‎) is the fifth largest island in Bahrain. It is 17.5 km (10.9 mi) west of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.


Umm an Nasan is privately owned by Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and is off limits to ordinary citizens. There is little development on the island other than three palaces for the King and some gardens. There is also a small population of black buck introduced to the island. The small Umm an Nasan village is located on the west coast, and has some nomadic families which care for the deer and gazelles of the island.[citation needed]


Umm an Nasan lies in the Gulf of Bahrain in Persian Gulf to the west of Bahrain Island, and to the east of the Saudi coastal city of Khobar.


The island belongs to Northern Governorate.

  • North Palace
  • Southwest Palace
  • Palace at the Sea
  • Umm an Nasan village
  • Security village


Umm an Nasan is connected to Bahrain Island through the King Fahd Causeway. Umm an Nasan is connected to Jidda Island through the Jidda Causeway.

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