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Subdivisions of Oman

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Subdivisions of Oman

Since 28 October 2011, Oman is divided into eleven governorates (muhafazah):[1][2][3]

Below the governorates, Oman is divided into provinces (wilayat).

Regions and governorates before 2011

Before 28 October 2011, Oman was divided into five regions (mintaqah) and four governorates (muhafazah).[4] The fourth governorate, Al Buraymi, was created in October 2006 from parts of Ad Dhahirah region. The regions are further subdivided into 61 districts (wilayat). Each region has one or more regional center with a grand total of twelve.

Subdivision Arabic Main Town Area
of 2003
Regions (mintaqah)
1 Ad Dakhiliyah منطقة الداخلية Nizwa 31,900 267,140 8
3 Al Batinah منطقة الباطنة Suhar 12,500 653,505 12
5 Al Wusta المنطقة الوسطى Haima (Hayma) 79,700 22,983 4
6 Ash Sharqiyah المنطقة الشرقية Sur 36,800 313,761 11
2 Ad Dhahirah منطقة الظاهرة Ibri 37,0001) 130,177 3
Governorates (muhafazah)
9 Muscat محافظة مسقط Masqat 3,500 632,073 6
8 Musandam محافظة مسندم Khasab 1,800 28,378 4
7 Dhofar محافظة ظفار Salalah 99,300 215,960 10
4 Al Buraymi[5] محافظة البريمي Al Buraymi 7,000 76,838 3
Total Oman سلطنة عمان Masqat 309,500 2,340,815 61

See also


External links

  • Arabian names at
  • "Seven new divisions created in Oman"

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