Sohar (also known as Suhar or صُحار in Arabic) is an important city in northern Oman. It is located along the coast, 200 km northwest of Muscat. While Sohat is developing as an important industrial centre, it has a beautiful, long sandy beach. In the historic centre of Sohar there is a well-preserved 14th century fort with white walls. The current structure dates back to the Portuguese period and contains a museum. A thousand years ago Sohar was the largest city of Oman and was referred to as Omana.
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