Al-Batʼha (Riyadh)

Al-Batʼha
البَطْحاء (Arabic)
আল বাথা (Bengali)
Little Bangladesh
Country Saudi Arabia
CityRiyadh
Boroughs
Language
 • OfficialArabic
 • SpokenBangla, Hindi, Urdu, Filipino
Websitebatha.alriyadh.gov.sa

Baladiyah Al-Batʼha (Arabic: بلدية البطحاء الفرعية, romanizedBaladīyah al-Baṭʼḥāʾ al-Farʿīyyah, lit.'the wide valley municipality'), also known by its English name Al-Batʼha Sub-Municipality,[1] is an urban baladiyah and one of the 16 sub-municipalities of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,[2][3][4] which includes neighbourhoods of al-Manfuhah, ad-Dirah, al-Mansourah, al-Khalidiyyah and parts of Sinaiyah Qadeem.[5] Apart from being a historic flea market,[6] the locality is also well known for hosting a large population of Bangladeshi migrant workers,[7][8] besides having significant presence of Indians, Pakistanis, Filipinos and Sri Lankans[9][10] who altogether dominate around 70% of the economic activity in the downtown.[11] It was made into a municipal division (baladiyah) in 1977 during the reign of King Khalid in order to have a better administration over the area.[12]

Neighbourhoods and sub-districts

Baladiyah al-Batha consists of several neighbourhoods and sub-districts, which are:[13]

References

  1. ^ الرياض, أمانة منطقة. "Batha'a Sub-Municipality". www.alriyadh.gov.sa. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  2. ^ "ماهو سر "البطحاء" والفشل؟!". Al Riyadh. 2013-08-27. Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  3. ^ The Report: Saudi Arabia 2008. Oxford Business Group. 2008. p. 208. ISBN 978-1902339009.
  4. ^ Italia, Bob (2002). Saudi Arabia. ABDO Publishing Company. p. 30. ISBN 978-1617846922.
  5. ^ "الإدارة العامة للنظافة". archive.is. 2015-04-19. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  6. ^ "تاريخ "البطحاء" لا يحترق "2"؟". Al Riyadh. 2007-10-07. Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  7. ^ "طرد البنغاليين...لماذا؟". Al Riyadh. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  8. ^ "البطحاء تستنشق رائحة الخطر والمخالفات من أنفاس العمالة الوافدة". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  9. ^ "البطحاء.. سوق الغربة وتجاوز القانون". صحيفة الاقتصادية (in Arabic). 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  10. ^ Asian Business. Far East Trade Press. 1995. p. 70.
  11. ^ ""بطحاء الرياض" يذر الرماد في العيون". www.okaz.com.sa. November 2016. Archived from the original on 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  12. ^ "اهلا وسهلا بكم في بلدية البطحاء". Archived from the original on 24 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  13. ^ "الإدارة العامة للنظافة". archive.is. 2015-04-19. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2021-05-29.


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