Muharraq

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Muharraq Ceety

مدينة المحرق
View o Muharraq wi the skyline o Manama in the backgrund
View o Muharraq wi the skyline o Manama in the backgrund
Muharraq Ceety is locatit in Bahrain
Muharraq Ceety
Muharraq Ceety
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°15′N 50°37′E / 26.250°N 50.617°E / 26.250; 50.617
KintraBahrain
GovrenorateMuharraq Govrenorate
Population
 (2012)
 • Tot176,583 [2]
 • Density32.9/km2 (85/sq mi)

Muharraq (Arabic: المحرق‎; lit. "place of ashes") is Bahrain's third lairgest ceety an servit as its caipital till 1923 when it wis replacit bi Manama.[1][2]

The ceety is locatit on Muharraq Island an haes lang been a centre o releegiositie. Bahrain Internaitional Airport is locatit on the island an aw. Adjacent tae Muharraq are the man-made Amwaj Islands, kent for their lairge biggins, hotels an beaches. Muharraq is hame tae Muharraq Club, which is Bahrain's maist successful fitbaa club. The ceety is kent for its souq (traditional mercat) an as a hame o traditional airts an muisic; Ali Bahar, a popular an successful Bahraini sangster is frae Muharraq.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Al Khalifa." Al Khalifa. Retrieved on 24 December 2011.
  2. "[1]." Ibn Utub. Retrieved on 24 December 2011.

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