Ad Dhahirah Governorate

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Location of Az Zahirah (Ad Dhahirah) Region in Oman

Az̧ Z̧āhirah (Arabic: الظاهرة‎) is one of the governorates (muhafazah) of Oman. It was previously a region (mintaqah). It became a governorate on 28 October 2011.[1][2][3]

Adh Dhahirah region consists of three wilayats: Ibri, Yankul, and Dhank.

Until October, 2006, two more wilayats were part of the region: Al Buraymi and Mahdha. In October, 2006, a new governorate, Al Buraymi was created from these two wilayats, and a third wilayat, Al Sinaihah was created from parts of the two.


Coordinates: 23°N 56°E / 23°N 56°E / 23; 56