Taqah

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Taqah
Town
Taqah scene
Taqah scene
Taqah is located in Oman
Taqah
Taqah
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 17°2′14″N 54°24′13″E / 17.03722°N 54.40361°E / 17.03722; 54.40361
Country  Oman
Governorate Dhofar Governorate
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 18,218
Time zone +4 (UTC+4)

Taqah (Arabic: طاقة‎‎) is a coastal town in the Dhofar governorate, in southwestern Oman. It is located at about 17°2′14″N 54°24′13″E / 17.03722°N 54.40361°E / 17.03722; 54.40361Coordinates: 17°2′14″N 54°24′13″E / 17.03722°N 54.40361°E / 17.03722; 54.40361.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Approx. 2 km after the western entrance to the town there is a mosque named Shaikh Al-Afeef(Arabic: الشيخ العفيف). In its cemetery Mazoon al-Mashani, the mother of Sultan Qaboos, is buried. Under identical marble gravestones an uncle and a grandfather of the Sultans are buried.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of National Economy: Statistical Year Book, Thirty-Ninth Issue - November 2011, section 2-8, p. 12; (data of census of population, 2010)
  2. ^ Cf. Plekhanov, Sergey: A Reformer on the Thrones: Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, London: Trident press, 2004, p. 279.

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