Al Batinah Region

Al Batinah Region

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Al Bāţinah is one of the regions (mintaqah
Mintaqah
Minţaqah is a term for a first-level administrative division in Saudi Arabia and Chad, and for a second-level administrative division in several other Arab countries. It is often translated as region, district, or, in Saudi Arabia, as province...

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of Oman
Oman
Oman , officially called the Sultanate of Oman , is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the...

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Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah, occupies an important location on the coast of Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran...

. It lies between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras AL Hamra in the south and confined between the Al Hajar Mountains
Al Hajar Mountains
The Hajjar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula...

 in the west and the Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran...

 in the east. Most of Oman's population are in this region, because of the green plains between the Al Hajar Mountains
Al Hajar Mountains
The Hajjar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula...

 and the sea.

Al Batinah Region contains the largest number of wilayat numbering twelve :Sohar
Sohar
Sohar is the most developed city in Sultanate of Oman outside the capital Muscat. It is about 200 kilometers north of Muscat. Sohar was an ancient capital of Oman and many believe it to be the birthplace of Sinbad the Sailor...

, Ar Rustaq, Shinas
Shinas
Shinas , population 43,312 as of 2005, is a coastal town in northern Oman, near the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates.Shinas has a distinctive collection of traditional buildings...

, Liwa
Liwa Province
Liwa is a province in Al Batinah Region, Oman. It lies north of Sohar and has a lively market place where local produce and fresh fish are sold. The fortress of Awla Ya'rab, built of white clay, is located on the beach in the Harmul area...

, Saham
Saham
Saham is a coastal town in the Al Batinah Region, in northeastern Oman. It is located at about and has a population of 85,010 ....

, Al Khaburah, Suwayq
Suwayq
Al Suwaiq is a coastal town in the region Al Bāţinah, in northeastern Oman. It is located at around .The name of the town refers in Arabic Language to Market , It’s named by this name because it located in the central of AL Batina Region and attracted the people lived in the mounts and also...

, Nakhal
Nakhal
Nakhal is town in Al Batinah Region in Oman. It is home to Nakhal Fort.It is the hometown of international football referee Abdullah Al Hilali....

, Wadi Al Maawil, Al Awabi
Al Awabi
Al Awabi is one of the 62 districts in the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Al Batinah Region, north of Oman. Based on the figures of the 2003 General Census, Al Awabi is home for 10,469 people...

, Al Musanaah, Barka.
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Al Bāţinah is one of the regions (mintaqah
Mintaqah
Minţaqah is a term for a first-level administrative division in Saudi Arabia and Chad, and for a second-level administrative division in several other Arab countries. It is often translated as region, district, or, in Saudi Arabia, as province...

)
of Oman
Oman
Oman , officially called the Sultanate of Oman , is an Arab state in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the...

.

Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah, occupies an important location on the coast of Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran...

. It lies between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras AL Hamra in the south and confined between the Al Hajar Mountains
Al Hajar Mountains
The Hajjar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula...

 in the west and the Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Oman
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a strait that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It is generally included as a branch of the Persian Gulf, not as an arm of the Arabian Sea. On the north coast is Pakistan and Iran...

 in the east. Most of Oman's population are in this region, because of the green plains between the Al Hajar Mountains
Al Hajar Mountains
The Hajjar Mountains in northeastern Oman and also the eastern United Arab Emirates are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula...

 and the sea.

Al Batinah Region contains the largest number of wilayat numbering twelve :Sohar
Sohar
Sohar is the most developed city in Sultanate of Oman outside the capital Muscat. It is about 200 kilometers north of Muscat. Sohar was an ancient capital of Oman and many believe it to be the birthplace of Sinbad the Sailor...

, Ar Rustaq, Shinas
Shinas
Shinas , population 43,312 as of 2005, is a coastal town in northern Oman, near the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates.Shinas has a distinctive collection of traditional buildings...

, Liwa
Liwa Province
Liwa is a province in Al Batinah Region, Oman. It lies north of Sohar and has a lively market place where local produce and fresh fish are sold. The fortress of Awla Ya'rab, built of white clay, is located on the beach in the Harmul area...

, Saham
Saham
Saham is a coastal town in the Al Batinah Region, in northeastern Oman. It is located at about and has a population of 85,010 ....

, Al Khaburah, Suwayq
Suwayq
Al Suwaiq is a coastal town in the region Al Bāţinah, in northeastern Oman. It is located at around .The name of the town refers in Arabic Language to Market , It’s named by this name because it located in the central of AL Batina Region and attracted the people lived in the mounts and also...

, Nakhal
Nakhal
Nakhal is town in Al Batinah Region in Oman. It is home to Nakhal Fort.It is the hometown of international football referee Abdullah Al Hilali....

, Wadi Al Maawil, Al Awabi
Al Awabi
Al Awabi is one of the 62 districts in the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Al Batinah Region, north of Oman. Based on the figures of the 2003 General Census, Al Awabi is home for 10,469 people...

, Al Musanaah, Barka. Suwayq
Suwayq
Al Suwaiq is a coastal town in the region Al Bāţinah, in northeastern Oman. It is located at around .The name of the town refers in Arabic Language to Market , It’s named by this name because it located in the central of AL Batina Region and attracted the people lived in the mounts and also...

 is considered as the biggest walyah in the Batinah Region

Sohar City is one of the Regional centers of the region. It is a great city with a corniche
Corniche
The word corniche typically refers to a road on the side of a cliff or mountain, with the ground rising on one side of the road and falling away on the other...

, fishing souq and lots of mosques. There's a town nearby called Majan
Majan
Majan is the mixed use development under construction in Dubailand, covering an area of 15.6 million sq ft the development will takje three years to built with an expected cost of AED 15 billion. Majan will be the downtown of Dubailand, upon completion, Majan comprises, residential units, retail...

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