Bilad Al Qadeem

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Bilad Al Qadeem (Arabic: بلاد القديمauld coonty) is a toun in Bahrain.[1] It haes nou been incorporatit intae a suburb o Manama an is situatit next tae Zinj. Prior tae the Portuguese invasion in 1519 it served as the caipital o Bahrain an did so again later durin Safavid rule in the seiventeent century. It wis traditionally a centre for Usuli theological thocht an haed a lang staundin rivalry wi the Akhbari centre o Diraz.

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Coordinates: 26°12′25″N 50°33′28″E / 26.2069°N 50.5578°E / 26.2069; 50.5578