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Musandam Fjords | Musandam, Oman

Musandam Fjords

Location

Oman
26° 10' 54.9048" N, 56° 22' 15.06" E
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Strait of Hormuz - Photo: nolanp19

Geographically, the Musandam peninsula juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. The Musandam peninsula is an exclave of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates. Its location gives Oman partial control, shared with Iran, of the strategic strait. In the northern section of Musandam, around Kumzar, the language is Kumzari, which is one of the south-western Iranian languages and related to Luri and Persian. The Musandam Peninsula has an area of 695 sq mi (1,800 square km) and a population of 31,425 people.

 

Musandam is a picturesque region separated from the rest of Oman, with its scenery being quite attractive to tourists. Access to the peninsular was formally rather difficult, with the only options being limited flights or a ten hour drive through four immigration posts. The passenger ferry service between Muscat and Musandam was launched in August 2008 to alleviate this problem and make the region more accessible.

More infos: Wikipedia

 

Musandam Fjords

Khor Al Najd - Photo: Panoramas

Musandam Fjords

Musandam Fjords - Photo: Pippa

Musandam Fjords

Telegraph Island - Photo: tvlgoddess423

Musandam Fjords

Musandam Fjords - Photo: abourdeu

SUBMITTED ON 05.23.2013.