AJA or IJA (JABAL)
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جبل اجا

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A range of mountains in the Jabal Shammar principality and one of the chief physical features of northern Najd ; it bounds the Batn plain in which Hāil stands on the north-west, being interposed between Batn and the Nafūd and divided from the latter by a strip of hard gravelly ground in places 2 hours wide. The length of Aja is about 75 miles,1 its breadth is about 15, and its general direction is from north-east to south-west. Its elevation is fairly constant and about 1,000 feet above the surrounding plains, but one peak (jabal Fara' فرع ) immed…

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“AJA or IJA (JABAL)”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_040019>
First published online: 2015



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