A'ali

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A'ali
عالي
Town
A'ali is located in Bahrain
A'ali
A'ali
Coordinates: 26°09′07″N 50°31′32″E / 26.15194°N 50.52556°E / 26.15194; 50.52556Coordinates: 26°09′07″N 50°31′32″E / 26.15194°N 50.52556°E / 26.15194; 50.52556
CountryBahrain
Population
 • Total100,553
Time zoneUTC+3

A'ali is one of the biggest towns in Bahrain. Before it was a part of the municipality of Mintaqah. Since 2001 it is in the Central Governorate. A'ali is famous for its 170,000+ ancient burial mounds. These are one of the largest graveyards in the world.[1] A'ali is famous also for its old pottery handicraft.

Geography[change | change source]

A'ali is in the middle of Bahrain. It is south of Isa Town and north of Riffa. A'ali has a National Driving School. A'ali is mainly a Shia town. It is approximately 15 km (9.3 miles) southwest of the capital of Bahrain.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Go Reader Go". The Irish Times. 2008-11-29. p. 15.