Musandam Govrenorate

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A veelage on the Musandam peninsulae
Location o Musandam Govrenorate in Oman

Musandam Govrenorate (Arabic : مسندم) is a govrenorate o Oman.

Geographically, the Musandam peninsulae juts intae the Strait o Hormuz, the narrae entry intae the Persie Gulf, frae the Arabie Peninsulae. The Musandam peninsulae is an exclave o Oman, separatit frae the rest o the kintra bi the Unitit Arab Emirates. Its location gives Oman pairtial control, shared wi Iran, o the strategic strait. In the northren section o Musandam, aroond Kumzar, the leid is Kumzari, which is ane o the sooth-western Iranian leids an a sub-branch o Persie. The Musandam Peninsulae haes an area o 1,800 square kilometers (695 sq mi) an a population o 31,425 fowk. Connectivity haes traditionally been a problem for the region, but this haes greatly impruivit syne August 2008 wi the warld's fastest passenger ferry launchin service atween Muscat an Musandam.[1]

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Musandam Govrenorate consists o fower destricts (wilayat):

  1. Khasab
  2. Bukha
  3. Dibba Al-Baya
  4. Madha

Khasab toun is the regional center o the Govrenorate.

The aurie haes great strategic importance awin tae its proximity tae the Strait o Hormuz.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ruggit coastline resembles the glacier-carvit coasts o polar regions, but in this case, the coast was shaped by the movement of Earth’s crust. The Arabie plate is slowly pushin unner the Eurasie plate, creatin the earthquake-prone muntains o Iran. On the leadin edge o the Arabie plate, the Musandam Peninsulae is sinkin. The heicher elevation muntains remain abuin the watter, but the sea haes rushed in tae fill the valleys wi fingers o watter.

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "World's fastest passenger ferry". theweek. July 30 2008. 

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Coordinates: 26°0′N 56°18′E / 26.000°N 56.300°E / 26.000; 56.300