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 Governorates of Sultanate Of Oman

    The Sultanate of Oman lies on the south east corner of the Arabian Peninsula between latitudes 16˚40' and 26˚-20' north and longitudes 51˚50', and 59˚40' east. Its coast runs to a distance of 1,700 km from the Strait of Hormuz in the north to the borders of the Republic of Yemen, thus overlooking three seas, the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.

    It is bordered to the west by the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to South by the Republic of Yemen, the Strait of I Hormuz to the North and the Arabian Sea to the East.

     The Sultanate occupies a total area of about (309,500) square kms and includes different terrains that vary front plain, to highlands and mountains. The coastal plain overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea forms the most important plain of Oman, the area of which amounts to 3% of the total landmass while the mountain make up 15% or the total area, paramount among which are two ranges: Al Hajr mountains which stretches in the form of an are from Ras Musandam in the north to Ras Al Had. The second is Al Qara mountain range situated in the far side of south west of Oman. Sand and desert cover the greatest area as they represent approximately 82% of the total area: most of it is the Empty Quarter.

    The Sultanate's climate varies from one area to another. In the coastal areas we find a hot and humid weather in summer while it is hot and dry in the interior, except for some high areas as the weather is moderate over the whole year. In the southern area the weather is more moderate. Rain in Oman is scarce and irregular. However, sometimes heavy rainfall is also reported. Governorate of Dhofar is an exception, where heavy and regular rain is registered from June to October due to monsoon.

  The administrative division is as follows:

 Muscat Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Muscat, Muttrah, Al Amerat, Baushar, Seeb and Qurrayat. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Muscat.
Musandam Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Khasab, Diba, Bukha and Madha. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Khasab.

 Al Buraimi Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Al Buraimi, Mahdha and Al Sinaina. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Al Buraimi.

Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Nizwa, Bahla, Manah, Al Hamra, Adam, Izki, Samayil and Bid Bid. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Nizwa.
Al Batinah North Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Sohar, Shinas, Liwa, Saham, Al Khabourah and Al Suwaiq. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Sohar.
Al Batinah South Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Al Rostaq, Al Awabi, Nakhl, Wadi al Maawil, Barka and Musannah. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Rostaq.
Al Sharqiyah South Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Sur, Al Kamil W’al Wafi, Jaalan Bani Bu Hassan, Jaalan Bani Bu Ali and Masirah. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Sur.
Al Sharqiyah North Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Ibra, Al Mudhaibi, Bidiya, Al Kabil, Wadi Bani Khalid and Dima W’attayeen. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Ibra.
Al Dhahira Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Ibri, Yankul and Dhank. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Ibri.
Al Wosta Governorate. The affiliated wilayats are Haima, Mahout, Al Duqm and Al Jazir. The centre of the governorate is the Wilayat of Haima.



 


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