Sites & cities that bear the name of Tārūt Island

Tārūt Island

First trace of activity : ca. 5,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : 'Ishtarut, عشتروت ,جزيرة تاروت, Tharrō, θαρρώ, Dairin, Daryn

Description : Tārūt Island (Arabic: جزيرة تاروت‎) is an island in the Persian Gulf belonging to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, connected by two causeways to Qatif. It is six kilometers from the coast, and is the longest island in the Persian Gulf after Qeshm Island, extending from Ra’s Tannurah in the north to Qatif in the west. The island has an area of 70 square kilometers, and a population (2010) of 77,757. It contains a number of towns and villages, including Tārūt itself, Deyrah, and Darīn.

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