Umm as Sabaan
|Native name: جزيرة ام الصبان (Arabic)
Nickname: Al Mohammediya
Location of Umm as Sabaan in Bahrain
|Adjacent bodies of water||Persian Gulf|
|Area||0.18 km2 (0.069 sq mi)|
|Length||0.9 km (0.56 mi)|
|Width||0.28 km (0.174 mi)|
|Coastline||2.5 km (1.55 mi)|
|Highest elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
Umm as Sabaan
|Pop. density||16.6 /km2 (43 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Bahraini, non-Bahraini|
|ISO Code = BH-14|
Umm as Sabaan (Arabic: ام الصبان) is an islet in Bahrain. It lies off the north western corner of Bahrain Island, near Budaiya village, and east of Jidda Island, located in Persian Gulf. It has a distance of 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.
The island was privately owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, uncle of the present King, Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, and brother of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Sheikh Mohammed renamed the island after himself as Al Mohammediya (Arabic: المحمدية).
The village has a family of fisherman who fish for exotic snails at the coast of the island.
The island belongs to Northern Governorate .
- Islands And Maritime Boundaries Of The Gulf 1798–1960, Archive Editions
- Personal diary of Charles D. Belgrave, British Advisor to the ruler of Bahrain, 1926 - 1957
- Article about politics of the islands, Abbas al Murshid
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