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صير بو نعير

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An island in the Persian Gulf, 50 miles north by west of Abu Dhabi Town and 65 miles west of Dibai, on the north edge of the pearl banks. It is 2½ miles long from north to south by 2 miles broad, is covered with hills of volcanic rock which attain a maximum height of 240 feet, and has a low sandy point at its south-eastern corner. The only supplies it affords are brushwood and some brackish water in wells upon the east side. Sulphur is said to be found, and …

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“NA'AIR (SĪR BŪ)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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