Muscat Governorate

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محافظة مسقط
Muscat, Governorate of Oman
Muscat, Governorate of Oman
Country Oman
 • GovernorSaud bin Hilal bin Hamad Al Busaidi
 • Total3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
 (July 2020)
 • Total1,302,509[1]
 • Density355.4/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4
Area code(s)24

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[2] and oil port. Its population reached 1,288,330 as of May 2015.[3]


Muscat Governorate consists of six provinces (wilayat):


Historical population
Census yearPop.±% p.a.
1993 549,273—    
2003 632,073+1.41%
2010 775,878+2.97%
2020 1,302,440+5.32%
Source: Citypopulation[4]


  1. ^ National Centre for Statistics and Information. "Population". Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Facilities Overview". Port Services Corporation. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ "The population of the Sultanate by the end of May". National Centre for Statistics and Information. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Oman: Governorates".

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