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Bawshar is located in Oman
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°32′N 58°23′E / 23.533°N 58.383°E / 23.533; 58.383Coordinates: 23°32′N 58°23′E / 23.533°N 58.383°E / 23.533; 58.383
Country  Oman
Governorate Muscat Governorate
Population (2010)
 • Total 192,235
Time zone Oman Standard Time (UTC+4)

Bawshar is one of the wilayats of Muscat, in northeastern Oman. The province borders wilayat Muttrah in the east and Muscat International Airport in the west, it overlooks the Sea of Oman from the north. It contains several archaeological sites. According to the 2010 National Census, the population of wilayat Bawshar was 192,235 spread over its 43 villages and towns. The most noteworthy of these are Al Khuwair, Sultan Qaboos City, Al Ghubra, Al Adheeba, Ghala, Al Sarooj, Bowsher Al Qadima, Al Ansab Sanab, Al Hamam, Al Awabi, Al Misfah. One of the biggest markets of Oman resides here which is Lulu hypermarket.[1]


  • Paul Yule ed., Studies in the Archaeology of the Sultanate of Oman, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung, Orient-Archäologie vol. 2, Rahden, 1999, ISBN 3-89646-632-1, pages 1-72.
  • Paul Yule Cross-roads – Early and Late Iron Age South-eastern Arabia, Abhandlungen Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, vol. 30, Wiesbaden 2014, ISBN 978-3-447-10127-1, 34-35 Fig 13.1