Muscat Governorate

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محافظة مسقط
Muscat, Governorate of Oman
Muscat, Governorate of Oman
Country Oman
 • Total3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
 • Total1,560,330
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Muscat (Arabic: محافظة مسقط‎) is a governorate of the Sultanate of Oman. Its provincial capital is Muscat City, which is the largest city and only metropolis of Oman. Muscat Governorate, commonly referred to as Muscat City, is the seat of government and contains Oman's first cruise and cargo port[1] and oil port. Its population reached 1,288,330 as of May 2015.[2]


Muscat Governorate consists of six provinces (wilayat):


  1. ^ "Facilities Overview". Port Services Corporation. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The population of the Sultanate by the end of May". National Centre for Statistics and Information. Retrieved 5 July 2015.

Coordinates: 23°37′N 58°32′E / 23.61°N 58.54°E / 23.61; 58.54