Al Wajbah

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Al Wajbah
Settlement
Country Qatar
Municipality Al Rayyan

Al Wajbah is a settlement in Qatar, located in the municipality of Al Rayyan.[1] It is 10 miles west of the capital Doha. The town was the site of the Battle of Al Wajbah, a conflict that took place between the Ottomans and the Qatari tribes in 1893. It was blockaded by the Ottomans in March 1893.[2] The main encounter took place later that month in the town's fort, Al Wajbah Fort.

In J.G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, the town was stated to have accommodated a walled garden with a fort and a mosque in 1908, all of which were owned by a member of the ruling family. It was also described as a Bedouin encampment site which contained three 40-feet deep masonry wells yielding good water.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 population census" (PDF). Qatar Statistics Authority. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Zahlan, Rosemarie Said (1979). The creation of Qatar (print ed.). Barnes & Noble Books. p. 53. ISBN 978-0064979658. 
  3. ^ "'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol. II. Geographical and Statistical. J G Lorimer. 1908' [1529] (1644/2084)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 26 July 2015.