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Hofuf (hōfo͞ofˈ) or Al Hufuf (äl ho͝o–), town (1993 pop. 225,847), E Saudi Arabia. Textile manufacturing, food processing, and Arabian horse breeding are important economic activities. It is also a trade center for dates, wheat, and fruit and has a large mosque. Originally called Hasa, it was the center of the Karmathian movement in the 10th cent. The oil fields of Shimanya are nearby.
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a town in E Saudi Arabia: a trading centre with nearby oilfields and oases. Pop.: 331 000 (2005 est.)
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