In the north, Al Qubah had a shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea
. On land, it bordered the following districts:
The administrative centre was the town of Quba
, some 8 kilometres inland from the coast, which was also known as Giovanni Berta
during Italian colonial times. Transcription from Arabic
has led to various spellings, such as Al Qubbah, Gubba, Al Gubbah, El-Gubba and El-Gúbba. During World War II, it was also dubbed "Gub-Gub" by the allied troops.