Governorates of Oman

Oman is divided into eleven governorates (muhafazah), and has been since 28 October 2011.[1][2][3] Each of the 11 governorates are divided into wilayat (provinces).

Governorates of Oman
محافظات عمان
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationSultanate of Oman
Number11 governorates
Populations39,000 (Al Wusta) – 1,463,000 (Muscat)
Areas1,800 km2 (695 sq mi) (Musandam) – 99,000 km2 (38,300 sq mi) (Dhofar)
Government
Subdivisions
Governorate Arabic Main Wilayah Total Wilayat
Ad Dakhiliyah محافظة الداخلية Nizwa 8
Ad Dhahirah محافظة الظاهرة Ibri 3
Al Batinah North محافظة شمال الباطنة Sohar 6
Al Batinah South محافظة جنوب الباطنة Rustaq 6
Al Buraymi محافظة البريمي Al Buraymi 3
Al Wusta محافظة الوسطى Haima (Hayma) 4
Ash Sharqiyah North محافظة شمال الشرقية Ibra 6
Ash Sharqiyah South محافظة جنوب الشرقية Sur 5
Dhofar محافظة ظفار Salalah 10
Muscat محافظة مسقط Muscat 6
Musandam محافظة مسندم Khasab 4

Regions and governorates before 2011Edit

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

A clickable map of Oman exhibiting its five regions and four governorates (pre-2011 administrative divisions).
Ad Dakhiliyah RegionAd DhahirahAl Batinah RegionAl BuraymiAl Wusta (Oman)Ash Sharqiyah (Oman)DhofarMusandamMuscat Governorate 
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Map
Nr
Subdivision Arabic Main Town Area
km2
Population
Census
of 2022
Population

Density

Wilayat
1 Ad Dakhiliyah محافظة الداخلية Nizwa 31,900 330,000 10.2 8
3 Al Batenah محافظة الباطنة Sohar 12,500 765,000 61.8 12
5 Al Wusta محافظة الوسطى Haima (Hayma) 79,700 39,000 0.5 4
6 Ash Sharqiyah محافظة الشرقية Sur 36,400 361,000 9.6 11
2 Ad Dhahirah محافظة الظاهرة Ibri 37,000 144,000 4.0 3
9 Muscat محافظة مسقط Muscat 3,900 1,463,000 378.4 6
8 Musandam محافظة مسندم Khasab 1,800 42,000 17.4 4
7 Dhofar محافظة ظفار Salalah 99,300 254,000 2.5 10
4 Al Buraymi[5] محافظة البريمي Al Buraymi 7,000 64,000 10.4 3
Total Oman سلطنة عمان Muscat 309,500 3,462,000 7.5 61

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Governorates of Sultanate Of Oman Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Seven new divisions created in Oman Archived 24 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Seven governorates, officials named
  4. ^ "Oman Governorates". Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  5. ^ Al Buraymi was created from parts of Ad Dhahirah on 15 October 2006 by Royal Decree 108. The combined area was 44,000 km² and the new areas are estimated.

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