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The only large and important island now included in the Sultanate of 'Omān ; it is situated off the South-Eastern Coast of 'Omān and begins about 140 miles below Rās-al-Hadd. Masīrah is of irregular oblong form, about 40 miles in length from north-north-east to south-south-west and lies parallel to the coast, from which it is distant about 10 miles. Constricted in the middle to about 4 miles in breadth, the island widens out above and below this point to 10 miles and aga…

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“MASĪRAH”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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