Qatif, Al-

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Qatif, Al-

 

a city and port in Saudi Arabia, on the Persian Gulf. Population, approximately 30,000. Al-Qatif is the center of an oil-producing region. Connected by highway with cities in the eastern part of the country, it is a center for the marketing of dates. Groves of date palms grow in the vicinity.

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