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Shaqra-5-محافظة شقرا

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Shaqra province belonging to the province of Saudi Arabia Emirate of Riyadh, It is located 190 km northwest of the capital Riyadh, Shaqra was historically the largest and most important city of the Al Washm province, and still so far.

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