Sohar (صحار) is a city located in the
Al Batinah Regionof the Sultanate of Oman, 240 kilometers north-west of the capital Muscat.Sohar was an ancient capital of Oman. Many believe Sohar to be the birthplace of Sindbad the Sailor. It has a rich sailing history. Sohar is traditionally a fishing town and has a fish souk.
The town is close to ancient
copper mines and Jebel Akhdar (the Green Mountain), the tallest mountain in Oman. It is also fairly close to the fort-towns of Ibri, Nakhl, Rustaqand Nizwa.
The Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC) operates the Sohar
port, which was established in 2002and is located east of the Strait of Hormuz. The Port of Sohar is not a free tradezone, unlike the Jebel ali free zonein the United Arab Emirates, located about 250 kilometers north-west of Sohar. Sohar Port is a world class port. With current investments exceeding $12 billion, it is one of the world’s largest port development projects.
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/MU/2/Suhar.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 4m]
* [http://www.mofa.gov.om Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
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