The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia, in Hijaz Province; situated on a highway. Population, approximately 20,000. Al-Sabya is a trade and crafts center. Rock salt is mined in the vicinity of the city.
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