Dammam

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Dammam

الدمام Ad Dammām
Ceety
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Coordinates: 26°17′N 50°12′E / 26.283°N 50.200°E / 26.283; 50.200
KintraFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabie
ProvinceEastren Province
Govrenment
 • MayorDhaifallah al-'Utaybi
 • Provincial GovrenorMuhammed Bin Fahd
Area
 • Ceety800 km2 (308.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Ceety769,000
 • Metro
2,054,710
 Dammam Municipality estimate
Time zoneUTC+3
 • Summer (DST)UTCDST no observed
Postal Code
(5 digits)
Area code(s)03
Websitewww.e-amana.gov.sa

Dammam (an aw 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 traffeck 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 gien tae the aurie acause o a drum poseetioned in a nearbi keep, when soondit for the alairm it produced a melody cried "damdamah", ithers say that the name wis gien accordin tae the Arabic wird "dawwama" (whirlpool) which indicatit a nearbi sea steid that Dhows uisually haed tae avoid.

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