Al Batinah was one of the regions of Oman. On 28 October 2011, Al Batinah Region was split into Al Batinah North Governorate and Al Batinah South Governorate.
Al Batinah Region, otherwise known as Al Batinah, occupied an important location on the coast of Gulf of Oman. It lay between Khatmat Malahah in the north and Ras al-Hamra in the south and confined between the Al Hajar Mountains in the west and the Gulf of Oman in the east. Most of Oman's population were in that region, because of the green plains between the Al Hajar Mountains and the sea.
Al Batinah Region contained the largest number of provinces (wilayat), numbering twelve: Sohar, Ar Rustaq, Shinas, Liwa, Saham, Al-Khaburah, Suwayq, Nakhal, Wadi Al Maawil, Al Awabi, Al-Musannah, Barka. Suwayq is considered as the biggest walyah in the Batinah Region
Sohar was the regional capital. It is a populous city with a corniche, fish souq and numerous mosques, and is one of the main industrial city of Oman.
In addition, there are various highlights to offer for visitors from fascinating fort on hillock, Nakhl Fort. In addition, two other historically forts in region is Rustaq fort and Al Hazm Fort. One can visit the Nakhl Springs or drive to Mountain village – Wakan Village. In addition, region also offer some of the most interesting off road drives including Wadi Abeeyat ( White Wadi) and Wadi Bani Auf.
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