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facts in brief

Part of Van der Aa map, 1729
Part of Van der Aa map, 1729

Facts in brief:

Situated on Gulf of Oman; under influence of Persians 6th cen. BC; occupied by Portuguese 1508-1650 & by Persians 1650-1741; important sultanate mid-1800s; dates, dried fish & mother-of-pearl are exported.

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