Port city of Oman.
Originally a fishing village, after the sixteenth century Matrah became the hub of Oman's domestic commerce and home of a cosmopolitan merchant community. Today the site of Oman's largest port, Matrah lies adjacent to Muscat, the sultanate's capital. It is essentially being absorbed into the burgeoning capital urban complex.
see also muscat.
Hawley, Sir Donald. Oman and Its Renaissance, 4th revised edition. London: Stacey International, 1987.
robert g. landen
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