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One of the thirty-three islands in the Bahrain archipelago.

Sitra lies in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, just off the northeast corner of Bahrain, the main island, to which it is connected by a short bridge. On Sitra are located the petroleum loading terminal and tank farm belonging to the Bahrain Petroleum Company, as well as a small number of date palm gardens and a limited amount of cropland at the northern end of its eleven square miles (28 sq. km).


Clarke, Angela. The Islands of Bahrain: An Illustrated Guide to Their Heritage. Manama: Bahrain Historical and Archaeological Society, 1981.

fred h. lawson