The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in Bahrain, on the island of al-Muharraq. Population, 38,000 (1971). Al-Muharraq has an airport. Economic activities include the production of handicrafts by cottage industries, fishing, pearling, and the production of mother-of-pearl.
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