|Municipality||Madinat ash Shamal|
|• Total||1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)|
A village on the north-west coast of the Qatar Promontory, near its tip and 1 or 2 miles south-west of Ar Ru'ays. It is difficult of approach from seaword being fronted by a reef 2 1/2 miles broad which is nearly dry at low weater. The inhabitants are about 70 families of the Manan'ah (Al Mannai) tribe owning 20 pearl boats [manned by 200 men], 5 other sea-going vessels and 10 fishing boats. Their drinking water is from the well of Umm Dha'an, about 1 1/2 miles inland. Camels here number 30.
Lorimer also states that prior to 1856, the village was inhabited by about 50 men of the Bu Kuwara (Kuwari) tribe.
The settlement's first formal school was opened in 1957.
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- "'Persian Gulf Gazetteer Part II, Geographical and Descriptive Materials, Section II Western Side of the Gulf' [59v] (121/286)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 28 July 2015. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Abdulla Juma Kobaisi (1979). "The Development of Education in Qatar, 1950–1970" (PDF). Durham University. p. 41–42. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
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