Al Ashkharah

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Coordinates: 21°51′N 59°34′E / 21.850°N 59.567°E / 21.850; 59.567

Al Ashkharah
Al Ashkharah is located in Oman
Al Ashkharah
Al Ashkharah
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 21°51′N 59°34′E / 21.850°N 59.567°E / 21.850; 59.567
Country Oman
Subdivision Ash Sharqiyah Region

Al Ashkharah (Arabic: الأشخرة‎‎) (named after a poisonous desert plant) is a town in the Ash Sharqiyah Region of Oman and is 80km from Ras al-Hadd and 90km from Ras al-Jinz.[1] It is part of the J'alan area and can be considered as the key city of this area in addition to Ja'lan. The city's main economic activity is fishing[2] and is famous for catching big fish from shore. Tides are very rough compared to shores in muscat.

In 1874, British diplomat Samuel Barrett Miles sailed to several Arabic-speaking countries including Al Ashkharah. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Gavin (2011). The Rough Guide to Oman. Penguin Books. p. 175. ISBN 1405389354. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Agius, Dionisus A. Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: People of the Dhow. Routledge. p. 86. ISBN 1136201823. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ R. L. Bidwell; G. Rex Smith; J. R. Smart (1994). New Arabian Studies. University of Exeter Press. p. 31. ISBN 0859894525. Retrieved August 7, 2015.