Yanbu

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Yanbu

 

(also Yenbo), a city and port in Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. Population, approximately 10,000. Yanbu is connected by highway with Medina, Jidda, and Mecca. It has a commercial fishing industry. Black coral and amber are gathered in the vicinity. In 1978 an oil refinery with a capacity of 12.5 million tons per year was under construction. Petroleum will be delivered to the refinery by a pipeline.

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