Haima, Oman

Haima (Arabic: هيماء‎), is a town in the central Oman.

Haima
Haima is located in Oman
Haima
Haima
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 19°57′25″N 56°16′33″E / 19.95694°N 56.27583°E / 19.95694; 56.27583
Country Oman
RegionAl Wusta Governorate (Oman)
WilayatHaima

It is the capital of the central region of Oman called Al Wusta Governorate.

Permanent settlement began after a team of oil explorers sunk a water well there. This well, along with another dug in al-Ajaiz, became the first permanent water sources in Jiddat il-Harasiis. The well in Haima was used less than that in al-Ajaiz on account of the poor grazing lands surrounding it.

In 1982 a school for boys and later one for girls was opened in Haima. Families from the Harasiis tribe have increasingly settled in this location while schools are in session. [1]

ClimateEdit

Haima has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification: BWh).

Climate data for Haima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
29.6
(85.3)
32.7
(90.9)
39.3
(102.7)
42.9
(109.2)
44.1
(111.4)
42.1
(107.8)
42.1
(107.8)
39.6
(103.3)
36.6
(97.9)
33.1
(91.6)
28.9
(84.0)
36.5
(97.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
21.9
(71.4)
25.1
(77.2)
30.5
(86.9)
34.1
(93.4)
35.6
(96.1)
35.1
(95.2)
33.8
(92.8)
31.7
(89.1)
28.8
(83.8)
25.6
(78.1)
21.8
(71.2)
28.7
(83.6)
Average low °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
14.1
(57.4)
17.4
(63.3)
21.6
(70.9)
25.2
(77.4)
27.1
(80.8)
28.0
(82.4)
25.4
(77.7)
23.7
(74.7)
21.0
(69.8)
18.1
(64.6)
14.6
(58.3)
20.7
(69.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.2
(0.01)
2.5
(0.10)
6.3
(0.25)
1.4
(0.06)
0.5
(0.02)
0.6
(0.02)
0.7
(0.03)
0.0
(0.0)
1.1
(0.04)
0.4
(0.02)
13.7
(0.55)
Source: http://www.world-climates.com/city-climate-haima-oman-asia/

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dawn Chatty, "Negotiating Authenticity and Translocality in Oman: The "Desertscapes" of the Harasiis Tribe," in Regionalizing Oman: Political, Economic and Social Dynamics," (ed) Steffen Wippel, New York: Springer, 2013, 137.

Coordinates: 19°57′25″N 56°16′33″E / 19.95694°N 56.27583°E / 19.95694; 56.27583