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A district in the principality of Kuwait, enclosed between the district of Qrā'ah on the north, that of Shaqq on the west, that of Salū ' on the south, and the sea on the east. By some authorities 'Adān is considered to include the district of Qrā'ah; if, however, we adopt the view that the two are distinct, 'Adān commences 16 miles south of Kuwait Town immediately beyond Malah which is in Qrā'ah, and extends 22 miles southwards to the Qrain hill which marks its boundary with the district of Salū '. Mi' aidniyāt and Subaihīyah, mentioned below, are…

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“'ADĀN”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040008>
First published online: 2015

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