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Dhahran
الظهران
ceety
aẓ-Ẓahrān
Dhahran is located in Saudi Arabia
Dhahran
Dhahran
Location in the Kinrick o Saudi Arabie
Coordinates: 26°16′N 50°09′E / 26.267°N 50.150°E / 26.267; 50.150Coordinates: 26°16′N 50°09′E / 26.267°N 50.150°E / 26.267; 50.150
Kintra  Saudi Arabie
Province Eastren Province
Government
 • Mayor Bandar Al-Subayi
Area
 • ceety 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Land 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012)
 • ceety 138,135
 • Metro 4,140,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Postal Code 31261
Area code(s) +966-13

Dhahran (Arabic الظهران aẓ-Ẓahrān) is ceety locatit in Saudi Arabie's Eastern Province, an is a major admeenistrative center for the Saudi oil industry. Lairge oil reserves wur first identified in the Dhahran aurie in 1931, an in 1935 Standard Oil o Californie (nou Chevron Corporation) drilled the first commercially viable oil well. Standard Oil later established a subsidiary in Saudi Arabie cawed the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), nou fully awned bi the Saudi govrenment as Saudi Aramco.