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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa Oasis registered by Guinness as world’s largest

AL-AHSA: Al-Ahsa Oasis, in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, entered theas the largest self-contained oasis in the world. According to the “Guinness” website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian springs and extending over an area of more than 85.4 square kilometers (32.9 square miles). The Heritage Commission undertook the task of introducing the World Encyclopedia to Al-Ahsa Oasis, one of the sites of Saudi Arabia registered in the World Heritage List of "UNESCO," along with the other registered sites; Al-Hijr in Al-Ula, Al-Turaif neighborhood in historic Ad Diriyah, historic Jeddah, and the sites of rock art in Jubbah and Shuaimis in Hail.

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