Abu Dhalouf

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Abu Dhalouf
Abu Dhalouf is located in Qatar
Abu Dhalouf
Abu Dhalouf
Location in Qatar
Coordinates: 26°7′25″N 51°10′0″E / 26.12361°N 51.16667°E / 26.12361; 51.16667Coordinates: 26°7′25″N 51°10′0″E / 26.12361°N 51.16667°E / 26.12361; 51.16667
Country Qatar
Municipality Madinat ash Shamal
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)

Abu Dhalouf is a settlement on the north coast of Qatar, located in the municipality of Madinat ash Shamal.[1][2] It was demarcated in 1988 and is bounded by Al Shamal City to the east.[3]

History[edit]

J.G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf gives an account of Abu Dhalouf in 1908:

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.[4]

Lorimer also states that prior to 1856, the village was inhabited by about 50 men of the Bu Kuwara (Kuwari) tribe.[5]

Education[edit]

The settlement's first formal school was opened in 1957.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "District map". The Centre for Geographic Information Systems of Qatar. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Law No. 27 of 1988 On the Delimitation of the City of Abu Dhalouf". almeezan.qa. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [526] (557/1050)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 28 July 2015.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "'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.
  6. ^ Abdulla Juma Kobaisi (1979). "The Development of Education in Qatar, 1950–1970" (PDF). Durham University. p. 41–42. Retrieved 19 December 2015.