Al Batinah Region

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Al Batinah
Al Batinah, Governorate of Oman
Al Batinah, Governorate of Oman
Country Oman
Capital Sohar
 • Total 12,500 km2 (4,800 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 772,590
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)

Al Bāţinah (Arabic: الباطنة‎‎) was one of the regions (mintaqah) of Oman. On 28 October 2011, Al Batinah Region was split into Al Batinah North Governorate and Al Batinah South Governorate.[1][2][3]

Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah, occupied an important location on the coast of Gulf of Oman. It lay between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras al-Hamra in the south and confined between the Al Hajar Mountains in the west and the Gulf of Oman in the east. Most of Oman's population were in that region, because of the green plains between the Al Hajar Mountains and the sea.

Al Batinah Region contained the largest number of provinces (wilayat), numbering twelve: Sohar, Ar Rustaq, Shinas, Liwa, Saham, Al Khaburah, Suwayq, Nakhal, Wadi Al Maawil, Al Awabi, Al Musanaah, Barka. Suwayq is considered as the biggest walyah in the Batinah Region

Sohar was the regional capital. It is a populous city with a corniche, fish souq and numerous mosques. There's a town nearby called Majan.


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