Umm al Kilab

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Umm al Kilab is a settlement in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ash Shamal.

As a rawda where rainwater collects, the area is relatively rich in vegetation. In Arabic, "umm" translates to mother and is used at the beginning of place names to describe an area with a particular quality. The "kilab" portion of its name is the plural form of "kalb", the Arabic word for dog. It was so named in honor of a number of dogs that died in the area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GIS Portal". Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 

Coordinates: 26°02′N 51°12′E / 26.033°N 51.200°E / 26.033; 51.200