Hafr Al-Batin

Hafr Al-Batn is a large city in the north east of the Kingdom, populated predominantly by traders and families of Bedouin origin. Many of the houses in the old town are built in the traditional way, out of mud. Hafr Al-Batin is a busy city, with many shops, craftsmen and merchants.

The population was estimated to be 190,000 in 2003.

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