Tuwayq

Tuwayq

 

(also Jabal Tuwayq), a mountain ridge in the central part of the Arabian Peninsula, in Saudi Arabia. Shaped like an arched cuesta, with a bulge toward the east, Tuwayq is approximately 1,000 km long and rises to an elevation of 1,143 m; the relative elevations above the adjacent plains range from 300 to 500 m. Tuwayq is composed primarily of limestones; karst is developed. The ridge is cut by the valleys of wadis. The grass and shrub vegetation is sparse, and oases are few.

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The name of the area comes from the Arabic word (laghat) meaning the sound of strong pouring water which flows into the valleys, Al-Ghat Governor Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Sidayri told KUNA.Situated 250 km northwest of Riyadh, the area has beautiful scenery and geographical features due to the majestic Tuwayq Mountain which rises 800 meters above sea level, in addition to valleys, green farmlands, and ground water resources, Al-Sidayri said.Al-Ghat is located south east of Al-Mojamma state, and west of Al-Qassim and has a long history of trade with Kuwait.Moreover, Al-Ghat includes historical monuments such as the old governor's palace which was constructed in the 19th century and represents Najd Architecture.
Jewish writers were among the major translators of Western literature into Arabic in Iraq; prominent among them were Anwar Sha'ul, Na'im Tuwayq (1916-89), and Yusuf Makmal (1914-86); see Mudhi, Origin and Development, 173.