Ferskil tusken ferzjes fan "Maskat"

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It is also the seat of government and largest city in the [[Muscat (governorate)|Governorate of Muscat]]. As of 2008, the population of the Muscat metropolitan area was 1,090,797.<ref>World Gazetteer</ref> The metropolitan area spans approximately {{convert|1500|km2|abbr=on}} and includes six ''[[wilayat]]s''. Known since the early 1st century [[Common Era|CE]] as an important trading port between the [[Western world|west]] and the [[Eastern world|east]], Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the [[Persian Empire|Persian]]s and the [[Portuguese Empire]] at various points in its history. A regional military power in the 18th century, Muscat's influence extended as far as [[East Africa]] and [[Zanzibar]]. As an important port-town in the [[Gulf of Oman]], Muscat attracted foreign tradesmen and settlers such as the Persians, the [[Baloch people|Baloch]]s and [[Gujarati people|Gujaratis]]. Since the ascension of [[Qaboos bin Said]] as [[Sultan]] of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society.
 
The rocky [[Al Hajar Mountains|Western Al Hajar Mountains]] dominate the landscape of Muscat. The city lies on the [[Arabian Sea]] along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic [[StraitsStrjitte offan Hormuz]]. Low-lying white buildings typify most of Muscat's urban landscape, while the porthaven-districtdistrikt of [[Muttrah]], with its [[corniche]] and harbour, form the north-eastern periphery of the city. Muscat's economy is dominated by hannel, oalje en havenaktiviteiten.
 
MuscatMuskat hosted the [[2010 Asian Beach Games]] in December.
 
[[Ofbyld:Masqat Sonnenaufgang.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Sinneopgong boppe Maskat]]
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Ofbyld:Oman Muscat Muttrah.jpg|''Haven fan [[Matrah]]''
Ofbyld:Grand Central Mosque Muscat.jpg|''Zawawi-moskee yn Wilaya ''al-Khuwair''''
Ofbyld:Old Masqat.jpg|''De oarspronklike kearn fan Maskat is relatyf lyts, mar hat wol wichtige amblike gebouwen en it futuristyske Sultanpaleis.''
Ofbyld:Sultan Qaboos Palace.jpg|''Al-Alam, it paleis fan sultan [[Qabus ibn Said]] stiet yn Alt-Maskat''.
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=== Berne yn Maskat ===
* [[Isla Fisher|Isla Lang Fisher]], Australyske aktrise en skriuwster
 
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