Theme Week Bahrain – Umm an Nasan Island

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King Fahd Causeway and Umm an Nasan Island © NASA World Wind

King Fahd Causeway and Umm an Nasan Island © NASA World Wind

Umm an Nasan island is the fifth largest island in Bahrain. It has a distance of 17.5 km (10.9 mi) west of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island. Umm an Nasan lies in the Gulf of Bahrain in Persian Gulf to the west of Bahrain Island, and to the east of the Saudi coastal city of Khobar.

Umm an Nasan is connected to Bahrain Island through the King Fahd Causeway. Umm an Nasan is connected to Jidda Island through the Jidda Causeway.

King Fahd Causeway © flickr.com - Peter Dowley/cc-by-2.0 King Fahd Causeway and Umm an Nasan Island © NASA World Wind Blackbuck Antilope © Chinmayisk/cc-by-sa-3.0
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King Fahd Causeway and Umm an Nasan Island © NASA World Wind
Umm an Nasan is privately owned by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and is off limits to ordinary citizens. There is little development on the island other than three palaces for the King and some gardens. There is also a small population of black buck introduced to the island.

The small Umm an Nasan village is located on the west coast, and has some nomadic families which care for the deer and gazelles of the island.

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