Al Haffah

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Al Ḩāffah

Ḩāfa
Village
Al Ḩāffah is located in Oman
Al Ḩāffah
Al Ḩāffah
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 17°00′7″N 54°06′29″E / 17.00194°N 54.10806°E / 17.00194; 54.10806Coordinates: 17°00′7″N 54°06′29″E / 17.00194°N 54.10806°E / 17.00194; 54.10806
Country Oman
GovernorateDhofar Governorate
Time zoneUTC+4 (Oman Standard Time)

Al Ḩāffah or simply Ḩāfa is a coastal village in Dhofar Governorate, in southwestern Oman.[1] It lies just south of Salalah.

History[edit]

In 1908, J.G. Lorimer recorded Rakhyut in his Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, noting its location as being about 2 miles east of Salalah on the coast, along which it extends quarter of a mile. He wrote:

Village of 150 houses of stone and mud; some however are uninhabited. About 25 families are low caste fishermen; the rest are Al Kathir Arabs of the Shanafirah section. There are a few coconut gardens. There are no manufactures.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Geonames database entry. (search) Accessed 2011-05-12.
  2. ^ "'Gazetteer of Arabia Vol. I' [543] (574/1050)". Qatar Digital Library. Retrieved 26 November 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.