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'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [‎139v] (277/286)

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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UHA.—Small sandy islet near the tip of the reef which runs south-east
from Failaka island. It is nearly 3 miles from the south-east corner of Failaka.
UREPLTAN.—Name, according to Pelly, of a route from Koweit to
Eiadh. It passes between Legait and the Gulf.
WAFRA.—Place shown in Kiepert's Map, nearly 100 miles west by south
of Koweit, on route between Basra and Zulfab. I d some particulars it corres
ponds with Hafr above.
WARBA.—Island lying in mid-channel between north end of Bubiyan
Island and the main. Around it meet the Khor Abdullah from the south-east,
Khor-as Sabiya from the south, and Khor Umm Kasr from the north-west.
The is 1 a«.d is 8 miles long east and west and shaped like a orescent with its
concavity to the south. Its greatest breadth is over 2 miles. Depth of channel
between it and mainland on north is 4 to 6 fathoms. Channel between it and
mainland on west is described as a <e boat-passage." Ko information as to
southern channel separating it from Bubiyan Island, except in Admiralty Chart
No. 2374-2837-6, which indicates soundings of 4 to 10 fathoms.
WARFRA or WUBREH.—Locality between the Karain Khor and the
Delaa-ed-Delaa. Pelly calls it indifferently Warfra and Wubreh.l " Map of Parts
of Arabia and Persia " gives Wabrah. Pelly says this halting place is quite
uninhabited and derives its name from the lands of Wubreh which lie a little
to the eastward.
WUBREH.—-See Warfra above.
ZOWAR,—See under Failaka Island.
6. C. Prw, Simla, --No, C-012 T d.— 17-11-34—3a, -J . D.

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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)

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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