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Map of Musandam district in Oman

Basic information about Musandam
The Musandam Governorate (Arabic: محافظة مسندم) is a governorate of Oman. It is located on the Musandam peninsula, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. The Governorate is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. Its location gives Oman partial control, shared with Iran, of the strategic strait. In the northern section of Musandam, around Kumzar, the language is Kumzari, which is a southwestern Iranian language closely related to Larestani and Luri. The Musandam Peninsula has an area of 1,800 square kilometers (695 sq mi) and a population of 31,425 people. Access to the peninsula was formerly difficult, with the only options being limited flights or a ten-hour drive through four immigration posts. The Shinas fast ferry service between Muscat and Musandam was launched in August 2008 to alleviate this problem and make the region more accessible.
Cities, towns & villages in Musandam
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KumzārKumzar (Arabic: also written as Kumza, is a village located in Musandam, the northernmost province of Oman. It is the most northerly inhabited part of the country, located on the Strait of Hormuz. The village is isolated and only accessible by boat. Kumzar has been inhabited for approximately 500 years, although exact records are difficult. Early Portuguese maps of the area highlight a settlement in the area. Show Kumzāron the map
NaḩwahNahwa is a village that is part of the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. It is a counter-enclave (or second-order enclave) within the Omani territory of Madha, which is itself an exclave of Oman and an enclave within the United Arab Emirates. To access the village of Nahwa, one has to take the northernmost road into the Madha enclave south of Khor Fakkan and follow the signs to New Madha. From New Madha, there is a paved but winding road (about 5 km) leading to Nahwa. Show Naḩwahon the map
MadḩahThe Omani territory of Madha (Arabic: مدحاء‎‎) or Wadi Madha is an exclave of Oman, surrounded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located halfway between the Musandam Peninsula and the rest of Oman. It forms part of the Musandam Governorate. The exclave is on the Fujairah–Khor Fakkan road in the Emirate of Sharjah of the UAE and covers approximately 75 km² (29 sq mi). There are two exits to Madha on the road. The boundary was settled in 1969. The population is less than 3,000. Show Madḩahon the map
BukhāBukha is a wilayat and town in the Musandam governorate of Oman. The other wilayat or comunes in the region are Khasab, Daba Al Bayah and Madha. Khasab town is the regional center of the governorate. The fishing harbour is at the end of Bukha towards Tibat. One police station, Baldiya (Municipal Body), hospital, and school are available in Bukha. Bukha has two beaches. The water is clean, as the Government of Oman's Ministry of Environment strictly enforces regulations about the disposal of fluids in the sea. Show Bukhāon the map
Dibba Al-BayaDibba Al-Baya (Arabic: دبا البيعة‎‎) is geographically part of the Dibba region that faces the Arabian Sea and is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the south. It is a district in the governorate or the muhafazah of Musandam, Sultanate of Oman, on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Show Dibba Al-Bayaon the map
KhasabKhasab (Arabic: خصب‎‎ Ḫaṣab) is a city in an exclave of Oman bordering the United Arab Emirates. It is the local capital of the Musandam peninsula and has frequently been dubbed the \"Norway of Arabia\" because of its extensive fjord-like craggy inlets and desolate mountainscapes. Show Khasabon the map
Ad DussAd Duss is a village in Umm al Qawain. Nearby towns and villages include Ghalil (2.7 nm), Ash Shays (5.3 nm), Dayni(1.7 nm), Al ‘Aqabah (1.7 nm), Lima (2.7 nm) and Al Misar (2.9 nm). Al Musallah (9.9 nm)) Show Ad Dusson the map
Al HaybahAl Haybah is the name of a settlement in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Show Al Haybahon the map
Khaţm KabīrKhatm Kabir is the name of a settlement in Umm al Qawain. Show Khaţm Kabīron the map
Sal DoraSal Dora is the name of a settlement in Ras al-Khaimah. Show Sal Doraon the map
DaynīAl Dini is the name of a settlement in Umm al Qawain. Show Daynīon the map
LakayymLakayym is the name of a settlement in Fujairah. Show Lakayymon the map
ŞahnāSahanah is the name of a settlement in Sharjah. Show Şahnāon the map
GhūnahGhunah is the name of a settlement in Sharjah. Show Ghūnahon the map
SiqattahSiqattah is a settlement in Fujairah. Show Siqattahon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Musandam
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MusandamThe Musandam Governorate (Arabic: محافظة مسندم‎‎ Muḥāfaẓat Musandam) is a governorate of Oman. It is located on the Musandam peninsula, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. The Governorate is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. Its location gives Oman partial control, shared with Iran, of the strategic strait. In the northern section of Musandam, around Kumzar, the language is Kumzari, which is a southwestern Iranian language closely related to Larestani and Luri. The Musandam Peninsula has an area of 1,800 square kilometers (695 sq mi) and a population of 31,425 people.Show on map
Different buildings in Musandam
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Dibba AirportDibba Airport (IATA: BYB) is an unpaved airfield or airstrip located in Dibba Al-Baya, the Omani part of Dibba.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Musandam
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Strait of HormuzThe Strait of Hormuz /hɔːrˈmuːz/ Persian: تنگه هرمز‎‎ Tangeh-ye Hormoz , Arabic: مَضيق هُرمُز‎‎ Maḍīq Hurmuz) is a strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points. On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. At its narrowest, the strait has a width of 29 nautical miles (54 km).Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Musandam
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As SalāmahQuoin Island (also known as As Salamah Island and Great Quoin Island) in Oman is the traditional \"way point\" used by ships to define the entrance or exit from the Persian Gulf. Once a ship is declaired a position of \"Passed Quoin Inbound\" the insurance rates for the ship will increase. Quoin Island, Oman, is not to be confused with Quoin Island, Yemen, which is in the Red Sea and also has a lighthouse, or Quoin Island in the Torres Strait of Australia, neither of which are way points.Show on map
Jabal ThaybJabal Thayb is a mountain in Fujairah.Show on map