Thuwal

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Thuwal

ثُوَل
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Thuwal coast guard port
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Thuwal
Coordinates: 22°17′N39°06′E / 22.283°N 39.100°E / 22.283; 39.100 Coordinates: 22°17′N39°06′E / 22.283°N 39.100°E / 22.283; 39.100
CountryFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia
Province Makkah Province
Governorate Jeddah
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Area code(s) +966-13-8

Thuwal (Arabic : ثُوَل) is a Hejazi village belonging to the governorate of Jeddah in the Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia, 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. Thuwal had long been a fishing center until the Royal Saudi Navy re-constructed the village.

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Thuwal hosts the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), which officially opened in September 2009. [1]

The town is also experiencing an increase in business due to its proximity to the King Abdullah Economic City. Thuwal attracts seafood lovers its fish restaurants.

Transport

Thuwal is connected by Highway 60 to Rabigh and Yanbu. [2]

Home of KAUST university

Thuwal is the home of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Arabic: جامعة الملك عبد الله للعلوم و التقنيةjāmiʿat al-malik ʿabd al-Lāh li-l-ʿulūm wa-t-teqniyya), a private research university which was founded in 2009. The University provides research and graduate training programs in English as the official language of instruction. [3]

See also

KAUST's campus at night. Kaust-night-view.jpg
KAUST's campus at night.

Notes

  1. Slackman, Michael (November 20, 2009). "A Saudi Gamble to See if Seeds of Change Will Grow". The New York Times .
  2. "الأمير عبدالله يدشن طريق القصيم ـ المدينة المنورة ـ ينبع ـ رابغ ـ ثول السريع غدا". Al-Yaum (in Arabic). 2003-09-23.
  3. "About KAUST". kaust.edu.sa. Retrieved 2019-02-25.

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