King Khalid Military City

King Khalid Military City (KKMC) (Arabic: مدينة الملك خالد العسكرية‎; transliterated: Madynat al-Malik Khalid al-‘Askariyah) is a special city in northeastern Saudi Arabia and about 60 km south to Hafar Al-Batin City, designed and built by the Middle East Division, a unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the 1970s and 1980’s. The consultants were Brown, Daltas, and Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The city was built to provide lodging for several brigades of American and Saudi troops, with a design population of 65,000 people. The city is named after the former Saudi King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz.


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