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Madha

Madha
مدحاء
district
Madha
Flag of Madha
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Madha is located in Oman
Madha
Location in Oman
Coordinates:
Country Oman
Governorate Musandam
Government
 • Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said
Elevation 41 m (137 ft)
Time zone UAE standard time (UTC+4)
Road sign in Madha
Shops in the village of Harah

The Omani territory of Madha (Arabic: مدحاء‎) or Wadi Madha is an exclave of Oman, surrounded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located halfway between the Musandam Peninsula and the rest of Oman. It forms part of the Musandam Governorate.

The exclave is on the FujairahKhor Fakkan road in the Emirate of Sharjah of the UAE and covers approximately 75 km² (29 sq mi). There are two exits to Madha on the Fujairah–Khorfakkan road. The boundary was settled in 1969.

Madha is mostly empty, with the developed portion, called "New Madha", containing roads, a school, post office, an 'Eid ground, police station, an Omani bank, electricity and water supply, and an airstrip. There is also a Royal Oman Police patrol.

The population is less than 3,000.[1]

Inside Madha, there is an exclave of the UAE called Nahwa, which is part of the Emirate of Sharjah.

In 2014, it was announced that a Madha Museum would be built[2] to house the collection of local historian Mohammed bin Salem al Mad’hani.

References

  1. ^ Vaidya, Sunil K. (9 May 2009). "Tremors cause panic in Madha village in Oman". Gulf News. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ HAQUE, FAIZUL (11 Aug 2014). "Madha Museum Drive in Oman Collects OMR300,000". Times of Oman. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

External links

Madha travel guide from Wikivoyage

  • A road sign at the entrance of the territory
  • Madha in Directory of Cities and Towns in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Some historical background on Madha and Nahwa
  • [2]


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