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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1499] (572/688)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (341 folios). It was created in 1917. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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I lit
'Adham (Umm-
Aswaijah (Umm)
'Awainat Bin.
9 miles south-east of
Ruwais and 6 from
the east coast.
18 miles south of
Ruwais and 8 from
the west coast.
3 miles south of
Dohat-al - Usaiwad
and 1| miles from
the west coast.
4 miles south-west of
Khor Shaqlq and 5
from the east coast.
4 miles south-east of
Huwailah and 3
from the east coast.
12 miles east of the
foot of D5hat-as-
14 miles east by
north from the foot
of D5hat-as-Salwa.
10 miles west-south
west of Khor Sha
qlq and 9 miles
from the east coast.
5 miles west-south
west of Khor
Shaqiq and 6
from the east coast.
9 miles south-west
of Khor Shaqlq
and 4 from the east
A Bedouin camping
There are 5 masonry
wells, 4 fathoms deep,
of good water.
There is a masonry
well of good water,
10 fathoms deep.
An unlined well, i
fathom deep, yields
indifferent water.
At this place is a
masonry well, only
two fathoms deep, of
good water.
A well, on the north
side of which are two
hillocks called Jibal
Aqlam. It is unlined,
only one fathom deep,
and the water is in
A stage on the route
from Hofuf in Hasa
to Dohah in Qatar.
There is a masonry
well here, 5 fathoms,
deep, of indifferent
Here is a masonry
lined well, 20 fathoms
deep, of good water.
A masonry well here;
6 fathoms deep, yields
good water.
At this place are several
small masonry wells,
of good water, 4
fathoms deep, from
Places and features of the interior. —The list below gives in alphabetical order the more
important wells, camping grounds and oher points of interest which lie inland in Qatar ;
the positions assigned to them are of necessity only approximate.

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Volume II of III of the Gazetteer of Arabia. The Gazetteer is alphabetically-arranged and this volume contains entries K through to R.

The Gazetteer is an alphabetically-arranged compendium of the tribes, clans and geographical features (including towns, villages, lakes, mountains and wells) of Arabia that is contained within three seperate bound volumes. The entries range from short descriptions of one or two sentences to longer entries of several pages for places such as Iraq and Yemen.

A brief introduction states that the gazetteer was originally intended to deal with the whole of Arabia, "south of a line drawn from the head of the Gulf of 'Aqabah, through Ma'an, to Abu Kamal on the Euphrates, and to include Baghdad and Basrah Wilayats" and notes that before the gazetteer could be completed its publication was postponed and that therefore the three volumes that now form this file simply contain "as much of the MSS. [manuscript] as was ready at the time". It further notes that the contents have not been checked.

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1 volume (341 folios)
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Foliation: This volume's foliation system is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio.

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