Ad Dhahirah Governorate

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Al-Dhahirah, Governorate of Oman
Al-Dhahirah, Governorate of Oman
Country Oman
Capital Ibri
 • Total 37,000 km2 (14,000 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 151,664
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)

Al Dhahirah (Arabic: محافظة الظاهرة‎; Muḥāfaẓat aẓ-Ẓāhirah) 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 Governorate consists of three provinces (wilayat):

Regional Subdivision Review before 2007[edit]

Until October 2006, two more former wilayat (Provinces) were part of this region: Al Buraymi and Mahdha. Al Buraimi Governorate was created from those two wilayats in October, 2006, as a new governorate. As well, a third wilaya (Province), of Al Sunaynah was created from rural parts of Al Buraymi and Mahdha.


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