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Or Aflāg, sometimes called with greater precision Aflāj (or Aflāg) ad-Dawāsirافلاج الدواسر. A district of Southern Najd descending from Jabal Tuwaiq on the west to the Dahanah desert on the east; north of it lie the districts of Hautah and Kharj , and on the south a great depression called, Maqran مقرن divides it from the Ruba'-al-Khāli . There is no means of determining the real size or exact position of Aflāj, but it is stated to be several caravan days in length from east to west; and the centre of Farshah,…

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“AFLĀJ”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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