Theme Week Bahrain – Sitra Island

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Bahrain Petroleum Company - First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com - David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0

Bahrain Petroleum Company – First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com – David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0

Sitra, also known as Sitrah, is an island in Bahrain. It has a distance of 5 km (3.1 mi) south of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island. Sitra Island had a mixed Shia and Sunni Arab population. The Sunni inhabitants (including the Al Buainain) tribe which inhabited the now deserted village of Salba, west of Sitra eradicated during the early 1920s when most of them died as a result of smallpox or migrated back to their homelands.

The Island is located just east of Bahrain Island in Persian Gulf. It lies south of Manama and Nabih Saleh. The island’s western coast forms the boundary of Tubli Bay. The island used to be covered in date palm groves and farms, watered by several freshwater springs. Mangroves used to line the western coast, however they have almost disappeared due to development.

Applied Science University © Jpbowen/cc-by-sa-4.0 Bahrain Petroleum Company - First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com - David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0 © website.albander.com © website.albander.com © website.albander.com
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Bahrain Petroleum Company - First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com - David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0
The island’s economy used to be based on agriculture and fishing. The northern section of the island has been turned into an industrial area. Bapco oil storage reservoirs are located in the south. Sitra is also the terminus of the 42-km Dhahran-Sitra natural gas pipeline, which connects it to Dahran in Saudi Arabia.

Several car and furniture showrooms also make up the new development on the island. The Sitra Club is a cultural and sports club for the island. Today Sitra handles Bahrain’s entire petroleum production. It is also the export center for the oil fields in northeastern Saudi Arabia.

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