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Dammam

Administration
Full nameAd Dammam
Official nameAd Dammam
CountrySaudi Arabia
ProvinceEastern Province
Government
MayorDhaifallah al-'Utaybi
Provincial GovernorMuhammed Bin Fahd
Geography
Total Area308.9 sq mi (800.1 km2)
Demography
Total Population769000 (2009)
Metro (pop.)2054710
Other information
Postal Code(5 digits)
Area code03

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Dammam ( ) is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the most oil-rich region in the world. The judicial and administrative bodies of the province and several government departments are located in the city. Dammam is the largest city in the Eastern Province and third largest in Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh and Jeddah. It is an important commercial hub and port.

Dammam, and the rest of the Eastern Province, is served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km2), about 20 km to the northwest of the city.

Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in the country is second only to Jeddah's port.


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