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'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. II' [‎1444] (505/688)

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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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'OQAIR—PORT
Name.
Position.
Nature.
R emarks.
' Oqair Port
Qaraiyah (Rasl-al).
Sufairah (Ras-as).
Zakhnunlyah
Island.
64 miles south by
east of Qatif Town
and 24 miles west-
south-west of the
southern extremity
of Bahrain Island.
4 miles "south-south
east of Tall-az-Zaba-
nat on the south
side of he entrance
to Dohat Ruhum.
3 miles east of Tall-
al-Razkhah and
opposite the extreme
south end of Zakh-
nunTyah island.
About 2 miles off the
coast of Barr-al-
'Oqair, 10 miles
east-south-east of
'Oqair port.
See Article 'Oqair
Port.
Forms the south point
of Dohat-al Mamla-
hah and the north,
point Dohat Dhalum
On it stand a few
deserted houses
and a ruined for. (In
the present Charts
the name " Kureya
Point " is wrongly
given to Ras
Buraiqat on the
north side of Dohat
Ruhum g.v.).
Barr-al-'Oqair ends,
southwards, at this
point.
See article Zakhnuni-
yah island.
'OQAIR PORT.—
Turks " 08615 40 be ,! . alled Askalat-al. 'Oqair.
by west of Oatlf Town nn!^ 94. rr 'f " a . ir in ^■ asa Sanjaq about 64 miles south
Bahrain Island TTnff t i + mi cs west-south-west of the southern extremity of
Ho f" f lies about 40 miles in a direction south-west bv west
wertwarfs for ateut 4 a , 1 ba ? which runs inl<lnd north-north-
peculiar oou^^t^S.el T fo%r»aTt^e 0 |; ^
The" ^ SXo*
fathoms deep ^jut the sea, ^vithout^^*^ e |i anne of the bay inside are 3 to 4
The only buildings at 'oltn^ 1 P^es, and dangerous for ships,
closely adjoin one another • inrl a + n a £ J' r ^ e o r earavansarai which
is an old drpidated buiW^ wffvfK ? 1 half a mile inland - The fort
enclosure 150 yards long bv 80 broir? lons . a t ^e comers. The Khan is a spacious
on 3 of the inS^ a - a11 1? ^et high which has sheds
enclosure are in the centres of the front } t a v e them ; the entrance to the
and all travellers passing through 'Oqair lodg^it Th T l5 e Kh5n contains 3 sho P 3 '
place ie from sand pits at a spot called 01 ' dmar y water supply of the
v a spot called Abu Zahmul a short distance south-west of

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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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