Nabih Saleh

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 is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) south of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.

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
LocationPersian Gulf
Coordinates26°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
ArchipelagoBahrain
Adjacent bodies of waterPersian Gulf
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Nabih Saleh
Area1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)
Length1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Width1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Coastline9 km (5.6 mi)
Highest elevation3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Highest pointNabih Saleh graveyard
Administration
GovernorateCapital Governorate
Largest settlementNabih Saleh (pop. 3,150)
Demographics
DemonymBahraini
Population3,200 (2019)
Pop. density2,300/km2 (6000/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBahraini, non-Bahraini
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeBH-14
Official websiteinstagram.com/nabihsalehsocial/

HistoryEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

DemographyEdit

There are two villages located on the Island:

AdministrationEdit

The island belongs to the Capital Governorate.

TransportationEdit

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

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ EB (1911).
  2. ^ a b "Paradise lost in Nabih Saleh". Gulf Daily News. 21 March 2009.
  3. ^ Water sources
  4. ^ Renovation works on the island
  5. ^ News

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