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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎131v] (261/286)

The record is made up of 1 volume (140 folios). It was created in 1904. 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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parts of the bay is water of
ground. Soundings are ^ ® t entrarlce of Dull at Kathama. There
al-Ajuza, shoaling to 6 and 7 latho • TTideiba miles north of the enst
is a rooky 2-fat\.om stioal calle '' I l Z v I is called Bandar
end of tho towm we"Um g th-west of north end of town in 3^ to 4
lowema, it is I-4 to 1^ (•) . " pnii-' Pilot Th98 do not asiree with
* j .t f isi n TI ipqp d recti on s from the ouli ruor, uu a-,
[£SS. ^s^S&J&SSSXZ
siderable sea gets up in the south part o[ ^A^adeTa shoal or with the
land surrounding the bay is low except on 1 ] nin( iied feet A Hat of
tsssa&i sSH S'
makes it difficult to communicate between ship and shoie at •
KUBBAR (J EZI RAT).—Low, white, sandy islet, overgrown vuh J>rus 1-
i n in lot 9Q 0 4' N and Ion 0, 48° 30' E., ^0 miles south-east of l^as al-
wood, situated in lat. /v 4 in . ana *0 » ttoiiva t ^let
Arz and 15| miles from nearest point on mainland vvhlc ''f p ^ as / fo ^ a , 1 ) \^ s from
about - of a mile in diameter and 8 feet abo^e sea level. A f w
the m° inland frequent it. There is usually no "f -^P^f^.r re
So Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Pilot, ISuS ; but Bombay Selection XXIV sajs mere are
partridges and fresh water. „
KUKBIN (JEZIEAT).—Barren islet with small, brown-coloured peak.
30 to 40 feet high, in same cove of Koweit Bay as Koweit tou n Kurem lies
miles west-south-west of llas-al-Ajuza and | a mile olf shore. 1 o south-east is
a small basin with 2 fathoms of water called Bandar ^ ^ ^
boats lie perfectly sheltered from all winds. 1 iom this island ton tit took
older name of " Graine." 4 ,
I EGAIT.—Uninhabited camping-ground on way to Riadh, situated m a
depression, 2 inarches (? 18 miles) south of Koweir. Irom this point a track
runs south-west to Zulfah in Nejd.
MADERA.— Third stage oa (? coast) route from Koweit to Basra, about
48 miles from Koweit.
MALAH.—Eort 5 hours south -south-east of Koweit, first stage on route to
Eiadh and Tioint at which track ends. Around fort are some wells, a little
cultivation and a few temporary huts. Pelly considered this the south boun
dary of Koweit territory in 1865.
MARADIM (UMM AL).—Low, sandy islet, 25 miles south by east of
Jezirat Kubbar, under i a mile in diameter, covered with brushwood, but dis-
titute of water.
MASHKAN.—Low, sandy islet lying on the Tharub mud-flat between
Failaka and the mouth of the Kbor-as-Sabiya, 2 miles north.viest of Eailaka.
MEG AT A.—Halting place four marches from Koweit on one route to
Katif.
MERAGHAH.—Halting place four marches from Koweit on Taj route
to Hasa.
OMEN AG A.—Pifth stage on (? ccast) route from Koweit to Basra, about
78 miles from Koweit.
ORIAFA.— Place marked in Kiepert's Map, about 40 miles scuth-south-
west of Koweit and 30 miles from the coast.
REDAIE.—Name of a few remarkable sandhills forming a landmark on
the route from Koweit to Riadh, between the Shug and Wuriya districts.
RUMMAH (WADI-EK).—Valley in which Hafr is situated. See Section
III, Sub-section B.
SAB HA.—See Sabria.
SABIYA (KASR).—Uninhabited square enclosure belonging to Sheikh
of Koweit, situated on west bank of Khor -as-Sabiya near its mouth. Oppo
site Kasr Sabiya direction of Khor is due north and south and width about
miles.

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The volume is Part II Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf (Simla: G C Press, 1904).

The volume contains notes, followed by subsections on Trucial Chiefs' Territory, Katar [Qatar], Bahrein [Bahrain], Hasa, and Koweit [Kuwait]. The volume is a geographical and descriptive gazetteer, giving information on alphabetically-listed places in each of the territories in question.

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1 volume (140 folios)
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There is a table of contents on the title page of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover, and terminates at 142 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. A printed pagination system also runs intermittently throughout the volume.

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