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
Location Persian Gulf
Coordinates 26°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
Archipelago Bahrain
Adjacent bodies of water Gulf of Bahrain
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Umm an Nasan Island    
Area 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Width 4 km (2.5 mi)
Coastline 19 km (11.8 mi)
Highest elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Governorate Northern Governorate
Largest settlement
Umm an Nasan
(population 10)
Demonym Bahraini
Population 10 (2010)
Pop. density 0.5 /km2 (1.3 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Bahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
Official website
ISO Code = BH-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 King Hamad bin Isa 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.


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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