Mirbat

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Mirbat
Town
One of Mirbat's several dilapidated Yemeni-style mud-brick structures
One of Mirbat's several dilapidated Yemeni-style mud-brick structures
Mirbat is located in Oman
Mirbat
Mirbat
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 16°59′19″N 54°41′32″E / 16.98861°N 54.69222°E / 16.98861; 54.69222Coordinates: 16°59′19″N 54°41′32″E / 16.98861°N 54.69222°E / 16.98861; 54.69222
Country  Oman
Governorate Dhofar Governorate
Time zone +4 (UTC+4)

Mirbat (Arabic: مرباط‎‎) is a coastal town in the Dhofar governorate, in southwestern Oman. It is located at about 16°59′19″N 54°41′32″E / 16.98861°N 54.69222°E / 16.98861; 54.69222. It was the site of the 1972 Battle of Mirbat between Communist guerrillas on one side and the Armed forces of the Sultan of Oman and their Special Air Service advisers.

Mirbat (Moscha) was involved in the export of frankincense in ancient times, to places as far as China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Kauz (2010). Ralph Kauz, ed. Aspects of the Maritime Silk Road: From the Persian Gulf to the East China Sea. Volume 10 of East Asian Economic and Socio-cultural Studies - East Asian Maritime History. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 130. ISBN 3-447-06103-0. Retrieved December 26, 2011. 

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