Musandam Peninsula

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Musandam Peninsula[1][2]
Arabic: جَـزِيـرَة مُـسَـنْـدَم‎; Jazīraṫ Musandam
The peninsula as seen from space. Al-Khasab to the north (top) shown in green, is contrasted between the more subtle rainbow tones of the surrounding rock in this false-colour image. The term Khasab refers to the fertility of the soil.
The peninsula as seen from space. Al-Khasab to the north (top) shown in green, is contrasted between the more subtle rainbow tones of the surrounding rock in this false-colour image. The term Khasab refers to the fertility of the soil.

The Musandam Peninsula (Arabic: جَـزِيـرَة مُـسَـنْـدَم‎, translit. Jazīraṫ Musandam) is a peninsula that forms the northeastern point of the Arabian Peninsula. Located to the south of the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian and Omani Gulfs,[3] it is shared by Oman and the United Arab Emirates, both of which are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council.[1][2] The Omani side of this peninsula is known as Musandam Governorate.

Geology[edit]

Land features include the Hajar or Shumayliyah mountains.[1][2]

Fauna and flora[edit]

Fauna include the Arabian tahr and caracal. It is unknown if the Arabian leopard is still present.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Edmonds, J.-A.; Budd, K. J.; Al Midfa, A. & Gross, C. (2006). "Status of the Arabian Leopard in United Arab Emirates" (PDF). Cat News (Special Issue 1): 33–39.
  2. ^ a b c d Spalton, J. A. & Al-Hikmani, H. M. (2006). "The Leopard in the Arabian Peninsula – Distribution and Subspecies Status" (PDF). Cat News (Special Issue 1): 3–47.
  3. ^ Diba, B. A. (2011). Is Iran legally permitted to close Strait of Hormuz to countries that impose sanctions against Iran's oil?. Cupertino, California: Payvand Iranian-American Website.

Coordinates: 25°54′N 56°12′E / 25.900°N 56.200°E / 25.900; 56.200