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Riffa (in Arabic: الرفاع, transliteration: Ar Rifa`) is the seicont lairgest ceety in the Bahrain. Riffa is dividit intae twa ceeties; East Riffa an Wast Riffa. The ceety is mainly locatit in the Central Govrenorate, while smawer pairts are in the Soothren Govrenorate. Maist o the ceety's inhabitants are Sunni Muslims.
The ceety is growin fast an as o the 2001 census it haed a population o 79,550 but the 2008 estimate is 111,000 .
East Riffa[eedit | eedit soorce]
East Riffa haes mony attractions, ane such attraction is Riffa Fort, which is an aw kent as Sheikh Salman Bin Ahmad Al Fateh Fort. The ceety haes several shoppin maws an twa main shoppin streets; Riffa Bazaar (in Arabic: سوق الرفاع, Souk Ar Rifa) an Bukuwara Street Mercat. The umwhile is lairger, while the latter is mair organised an modrenised. Playin gowf in the Ryal Golf Club is considered as ane o the top activities tae dae in the aurie. A new development, creatit bi Arcapita, cried Riffa Views, is an upcomin lairge residential an commercial center . The project will open in stages for the public tae live. The whole development will include airtificial lakes, an internaitional schuil , commercial districts, supermercats, an will hae access tae the recently opened Royal Women's University. Lulu Hypermarket is new addition tae the rapidly increasin commercial centres in East Riffa.
Wast Riffa[eedit | eedit soorce]
Wast Riffa is predominately a residential aurie. Maist o the rulin family, meenisters an business investors live there. His Majesty Keeng Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa o Bahrain lives there, as well as the Prime Meenister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Riffa’s famous clock touer is locatit in the centre o Wast Riffa.