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Category: Forts, Local time: 18:12:53, Altitude: 523m, Address: Nizwa, Oman

The Nizwa Fort is the most frequently visited national monument in Oman . It was founded in 1650 on the site where a fortress had been since the 12th century.

About Nizwa Fort

Nizwa Fort is located in the city Nizwa , about 140 km from the city Muscat . It used to be the seat of the administrative authority. The main part of the fort was constructed for 12 years. The Nizwa Fort is built in the shape of a large tower whose height is 30 m. It is anchored 30 m under the surface ,and its average diameter is 36 m. The entrance area is guarded by 2 cannons. There are 4 cannons, a part of the original equipment, still installed on the roof. Nizwa Fort is a construction with battlements, towers, secret passages and fake doors which perfectly protected access to its top. The fort had been built over an underground spring.

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GPS: 22.9331, 57.5302
Altitude: 523 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:25:35 PM

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