Words for street (sharia), avenue (tariq) and square (midan) precede the name. Narrower thoroughfares may be termed darb, haret, sikket or zuqaq. The word bab signifies a medieval gate, after which certain quarters are named (for example, Bab al-Khalq in Cairo); kubri a bridge; and souk a market. Whole blocks often share a single street number, which may be in Arabic numerals, but are commonly not shown at all.

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