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'Military Report and Route Book. The Arabian States of the Persian Gulf. 1939' [‎15r] (29/328)

The record is made up of 1 volume (157 folios and 7 maps in pocket). It was created in 1940. 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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G eography^ C limate and H ealth.
1. Boundaries. The frontier fiied in 1920-23 between
Kuwait and Nejd starts from the junction of the Wadi-
al-Aujah with the iiatin in the west j running thence
(leaving Riqai to Nejd) in a straight line to the junction
ol! tiie 29tii parallel of latitude with the arc of a semi
circle having Kuwait as centre and a radius of 42 miles ;
thence following the semicircle to a point immediately
south of Ras-al-Qaliya. This forms the southern
boundary of the recognized territory of Kuwait. The
frontier between Kuwait and Iraq starts from the junc
tion of Av adi-al-Aujah and the Batin, thence northwards
following the^ centre line of the Batin, curving eastwards
south of Safwan (leaving Safwan to Iraq), and then
south-east to the head of Khor-as-Sabiya ; whence it
fohows the northern shore of Khor Abdulla until it
reaches a point opposite the eastern end of Warba Island.
It then follows the centre of Khor Abdulla to the open
sea including the Island of Warba. Bubiyan, Mashtan,
I ailaka, Auhah, Kubbar. Qaru and Umm-al-Maradim.
r ai.aka only is inhabited ; it has one village called Zoc
and a few settlements.
The tract of country hounded on the north bv the
southern boundary of Kuwait, on the east by the sea,
on the south by a straight line running eastwards from
the bhaqq through Ain-al-Abd to the sea north of Ras-
a ab and on the west by the Shaqq, is recognised as
common to the two states of Kuwait and Nejd, until
such tune as a fresh agreement be arrived at between
• T i e I r q neutra] area fTawal Adh Dhafir) is an area
in the shape of a parallelogram having its north, south,
east and west angles at Al-Amffhar, A1 Uqubba, a point
in the vicinity of Ar Rigai, and Ansab.
to the ' <1923 Fro ntier Agreement " the
bmkh or Kuwait was the recognised overlord and en-
titled to levy tribute over a much larerer area. This area
included m the west the line of the Batin to the well8 of

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This volume contains geographical information and maps about the Arabian States of the 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. . It was produced by the General Staff, India, and printed by the Manager, Government of India Press, Simla, 1940.

The volume is divided into two sections: 'Military Report' including general descriptions of Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, Qatar, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , Muscat and Oman (folios 6-127) and 'Routes' (folios 128-164) including maps of:

and sketches of:

  • Bahrein Oil Company's area and important places (f 163);
  • Sharjah and Dibai [Dubai] (f 158).
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1 volume (157 folios and 7 maps in pocket)
Physical characteristics

There is a foliation sequence, which 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. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last of several maps which are stored in a pocket at the back of the volume, on number 164.

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'Military Report and Route Book. The Arabian States of the Persian Gulf. 1939' [‎15r] (29/328), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C252, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 March 2019]

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