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al-Khobar is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its residents are mainly Saudi nationals and non-western expatriates (i.e. of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Filipino ethnicity). Many of the residents work for Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company. Generally, government-owned companies are not considered in ranking company sizes, but Saudi Aramco does produce far more oil, gas, etc., than other government-owned oil companies and the likes of ExxonMobil. Other residents work in support roles.
Earlier, Al-Khobar was a small port on the Persian Gulf, inhabited mainly by fishermen. With the discovery of oil, it was transformed into an industrial port.
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