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جزيرة الحمرا

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Also called Jazīrat-az-Za'ābجزيرة الزعاب. An island and village in the principality of Shārjah in Trucial 'Omān , 12 miles west-south-west of Rās-al-Khaimah Town. It is included in the district of Rās-al-Khaimah. The island, —about 2 miles long, parallel to the coast and very narrow, —is low and sandy, and its south-west end at low-water is nearly connected with the mainland; the creek between the island and the coast is shallow and can be forded in all states of the tide. On t…

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“HAMRA (JAZIRATAL-)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040260>
First published online: 2015

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