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'''Maskat''' (ek '''Maskate''' of '''Muskat''') is de [[haadstêd]] en grutste stêd fan [[Oman]]. De stêd, dêr't ek it regear sit, mei de seis foarsteden (''wilayats'') Matrah, Ruwi, Qurum en Seeb, hat sa'n 540.000 ynwenners (2001). De stêd leit oan de eastkust fan it lân oan de [[Golf fan Oman]] oan in soarte fan baai.
 
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 1st1e ieu 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 [[PersianPersyske EmpireRyk|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 AfricaAfrika]] and [[ZanzibarSansibar]]. As an important port-town in the [[GulfGolf offan Oman]], Muscat attracted foreign tradesmen and settlers such as the PersiansPerzen, the [[Baloch people|Baloch]]s and [[Gujarati people|Gujaratis]]. Since the ascension of [[Qaboos bin Said]] as [[Sultansultan]] offan Oman inyn 1970, MuscatMuskat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrantlibbene economyekonomy anden ain multi-ethnicetnyske societymaatskippij.
 
The rocky WesternWestlike Al Hajar Mountainsbergen dominate the landscapelânskip offan MuscatMuskat. The city lies on the [[ArabianArabyske SeaSee]] along the GulfGolf offan Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic [[Strjitte fan Hormuz]]. Low-lying whiteLege buildingsgebouwen typify most of Muscat's urban landscape, while the haven-distrikt of [[Muttrah]], with its [[corniche]] and harbour, form the north-eastern periphery of the city. Muscat'sDe economyekonomy isfan Muskat wurdt dominatedoerhearske bytroch hannel, oalje en havenaktiviteiten.
 
Muskat hostedwie theit plak dêr't de Azyske strânspullen fan [[2010 Asian Beach Games]] in December.
 
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