Al Batinah Region
Al Batinah, Governorate of Oman
|• Total||12,500 km2 (4,800 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah, occupied an important location on the coast of Gulf of Oman. It lay between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras al-Hamra in the south and confined between the Al Hajar Mountains in the west and the Gulf of Oman in the east. Most of Oman's population were in that region, because of the green plains between the Al Hajar Mountains and the sea.
Al Batinah Region contained the largest number of provinces (wilayat), numbering twelve: Sohar, Ar Rustaq, Shinas, Liwa, Saham, Al-Khaburah, Suwayq, Nakhal, Wadi Al Maawil, Al Awabi, Al-Musannah, Barka. Suwayq is considered as the biggest wilayah in the Batinah region.