Ad Dimaniyat Islands

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Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Daymaniyat Islands
Dimaniyat Islands 2.jpg
Map showing the location of Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Map showing the location of Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Map of Oman
LocationMuscat Governorate, Oman
Nearest cityBarka
Coordinates23°51′22″N 58°04′30″E / 23.856°N 58.075°E / 23.856; 58.075Coordinates: 23°51′22″N 58°04′30″E / 23.856°N 58.075°E / 23.856; 58.075[1]
Area100 ha (250 acres)
Juzor Ad Dimaniyat Lighthouse
Dimaniyat Islands 2.jpg
Ad Dimaniyat Islands is located in Oman
Ad Dimaniyat Islands
Oman
LocationAd Dimaniyat Islands
Oman
Coordinates23°51′18.0″N 58°03′54.0″E / 23.855000°N 58.065000°E / 23.855000; 58.065000
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Tower height16 metres (52 ft)
Focal height31 metres (102 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
Admiralty numberD7324
NGA number28592
ARLHS numberOMA-002[2][3]
HeritageTentative World Heritage Site Edit this on Wikidata

The Ad Dimaniyat Islands is a protected area in Oman.

The Nature Reserve is located in Wilayat AlSeeb in the Muscat Governorate and lies about 18 kilometres (11 mi) off the coast of Barka (70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Muscat, the capital). It is composed of nine islands with a total area of 100 hectares (250 acres). The reserve has a rich natural heritage and is replete with several kinds of coral reefs, including some examples that are quite rare. The island is home to a large number of sea turtles that lay their eggs and nest there, as well as a magnet for migratory and indigenous birds.

Locally, the islands go by the following names: Kharabah, Huyoot, Al Jabal Al Kabeer (Um As Sakan). The latter is divided into two islands: Um Al Liwahah (Minaret) and Al Jawn that includes three islands.

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  1. ^ "Ad Dimaniyat Islands Nature Reserve". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ Oman The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 October 2016
  3. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 13 October 2016

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First published online: 2015 (online scan, online text)