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Al Jahra


  1. Al Jahra is a city located 32 kilometres west of Kuwait City in Kuwait . Al Jahra is the capital of the Al Jahra Governorate of Kuwait as well as the surrounding Al Jahra District which is agriculturally based. Encyclopædia Britannica recorded the population in 1980 as 67,311.
    • also known as Jahra
  2. Al Jahra a.k.a. Jahra Governorate: Jahra is one of the six governorates of Kuwait. It is located to the northwest of the other governorates and houses the city of Jahra among others. It includes Bubiyan Island and is the largest governorate in Kuwait. It also contains most of Kuwait's arable land. Jahra also has some historic relevance to Kuwait's history. The Red Palace or Al Qasr Al Ahmar is the most important historical landmark there. In and around it the famous battle between Kuwait and the Dweesh army took place. When Jahra was a village it was an oasis and most Jahrans were farmers. Now Jahra is a large city and farming has been reduced to a few small farms.
    • also known as Muhafazat Jahra', Al Jahrā’, Muhafazatjahra, Muḩāfaz̧At Jahrā’, Muhafazat Al Jahrah, Muḩāfaz̧At Al Jahrah, Al Jahra Governorate
    • country: Kuwait

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Google previewPersian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

with Iraqi Mirage F1s, Sukhoi Su-22s and Su-25s, and Mikoyan Gurevich MiG23s over Kuwait City, while an approximate battalion of Chieftain tanks of the 35th Armored Brigade fought delaying actions near Al Jahra, west of the capital.

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