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Governorates of Oman

Governorates of Oman
محافظات عمان(Arabic)
Also known as:
A clickable map of Oman exhibiting its five regions and four governorates (pre-2011 administrative divisions).
Category Unitary state
Location Sultanate of Oman
Number 11 governorates
Populations 31,425 (Musandam) – 775,878 (Muscat)
Areas 695 square miles (1,800 km2) (Musandam) - 38,300 square miles (99,000 km2) (Dhofar)
Government Governorance government, National government
Subdivisions Province
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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 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Regions and governorates before 2011

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

Subdivision Arabic Main Town Area
of 2010
Regions (mintaqah)
1 Ad Dakhiliyah منطقة الداخلية Nizwa 31,900 326,651 8
3 Al Batinah منطقة الباطنة Sohar 12,500 772,590 12
5 Al Wusta المنطقة الوسطى Haima (Hayma) 79,700 42,111 4
6 Ash Sharqiyah المنطقة الشرقية Sur 36,400 350,514 11
2 Ad Dhahirah منطقة الظاهرة Ibri 37,0001) 151,664 3
Governorates (muhafazah)
9 Muscat محافظة مسقط Masqat 3,900 775,878 6
8 Musandam محافظة مسندم Khasab 1,800 31,425 4
7 Dhofar محافظة ظفار Salalah 99,300 249,729 10
4 Al Buraymi[5] محافظة البريمي Al Buraymi 7,000 72,917 3
Total Oman سلطنة عمان Masqat 309,500 2,340,815 61

See also


  1. ^ Governorates of Sultanate Of Oman
  2. ^ Seven new divisions created in Oman
  3. ^ Seven governorates, officials named
  4. ^
  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.

External links

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