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جزيرة الغنم

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An island off the western coast of the Ruūs-al-Jibāl district of the 'Omān Sultanate near its northern extremity: it is separated from the mainland by Khor Quwai. Its length north and south is 2½ miles, its breadth ¾ of a mile; low in the north it rises to 600 feet in the southern part, and the shore at nearly all points is precipitous. Jazīrat-al-Grhanam is totally barren and devoid of water; but the people of Kumzār , to whom it belongs, send goats here for grazing after rain.

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“GHANAM (JAZĪRATAL-)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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