Qurayyat, Oman

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Qurayyat

قريات
Village
Qurayyat (1).jpg
Qurayyat is located in Oman
Qurayyat
Qurayyat
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°19′12″N 58°54′29″E / 23.320°N 58.908°E / 23.320; 58.908Coordinates: 23°19′12″N 58°54′29″E / 23.320°N 58.908°E / 23.320; 58.908
Country Oman
GovernerateMuscat
Population
 • Total54,337
Time zoneUTC+4 (+4)
Qurayyat (Curiate) Portuguese Fortress in the 17th century. Antonio Bocarro" Livro das plantas de todas as Fortalezas,cidades e povoações da Índia Oriental"
Purple - Portuguese in Persian Gulf in the 16th and 17th centuries. Main cities, ports and routes.

Qurayyat is a small fishing town 83km southeast of Muscat, Oman, adjacent to the towns of Sur, Diman Wa Tayeen and Aamerat.[1]

A popular stopping point on the way to Sur, Qurayyat is in itself also a very popular destination for Muscat.

On 28 June 2018, Qurayyat set the record for the highest daily "low" temperature ever recorded: 42.6 degrees Celsius.[2]

Portuguese[edit]

The Portuguese arrived in the 16h century. The village was a strategic point to control the Oman Gulf and access to the Persian Gulf. It was part of a chain of fortresses the Portuguese Empire had in this region. The Fortress and village were drawn in the beginning of the 17th century for a book by Antóno Bocarro.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qurayyat". Governorate of Muscat. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Quriyat in Oman breaks world temperature record". CNN. Retrieved 29 June 2018.