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Dammam
الدمام Ad Dammām
Ceety

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Dammam is located in Saudi Arabia
Dammam
Dammam
Location in the Kinrick o Saudi Arabie
Coordinates: 26°17′N 50°12′E / 26.283°N 50.200°E / 26.283; 50.200
Kintra Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabie
Province Eastren Province
Government
 • Mayor Dhaifallah al-'Utaybi
 • Provincial Govrenor Muhammed Bin Fahd
Area
 • Ceety 800 km2 (308.9 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Ceety 769,000
 • Metro 2,054,710
  Dammam Municipality estimate
Postal Code (5 digits)
Area code(s) 03
Website www.e-amana.gov.sa

Dammam (also Ad Dammām) (Arabic: الدمام‎) is the caipital o the Eastren Province o Saudi Arabie, (the maist ile-rich region in the warld). The judicial an admeenistrative bodies o the Eastren Province an several govrenment depairtments are locatit in the ceety. Dammam is the lairgest ceety in the Eastren Province an third lairgest in Saudi Arabie efter Riyadh an Jeddah. It is an important commercial hub an port in Saudi Arabie.

Dammam, an the rest o the Eastren Province, is served bi the Keeng Fahd Internaitional Airport (KFIA), the lairgest airport in the warld in terms o land aurie (approximately 780 km2), aboot 20 km tae the northwast o the ceety.

Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the lairgest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in the kintra is seicont anerlie tae Jeddah's port.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreegins o the name "Dammam" is controversial, some say that it is onomatopoeic an it wis given tae the aurie acause o a drum positioned in a nearbi keep, when soondit for the alairm it produced a melody cried "damdamah", ithers say that the name wis given accordin tae the Arabic wird "dawwama" (whirlpool) which indicatit a nearbi sea steid that Dhows uisually haed tae avoid.

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