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Arabic: 'ibrā'






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Ibra

Ibra, Oman
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Beaten ruins of a small fort at Ibra.

Town in northeastern Oman with 40,000 inhabitants (2009 estimate), located on a flat plain south of the Hajar Mountains and north of the desert of Wahiba Sands.
Agriculture remains the cornerstone of Ibra economy. Ibra is famous for its Wednesday suuq, which is the only of its kind reserved for women.
Ibra is well-connected to other urban centres of Oman, 140 km south of the capital Musqat. There is a Technical Collage in Nizwa.
The ruins of Ibra are of wealthy mansions from the 19th and 20th centuries.

History
Ibra is one of the longest inhabited towns of Oman.
19th century: Emerges as a wealthy and strategically located town, involved in international trade.




By Tore Kjeilen