Madha ( Arabic مدحاء, DMG Madḥāʾ ) or Wadi Madha is a district of the Sultanate of Oman and belongs to the Musandam Governorate . Its specialty is that it is completely enclosed by the United Arab Emirates and thus forms an exclave . Its size is 77.7 km². The limit was finally set in 1969. The district is about halfway between the main area of Oman and another exclave of Oman, the Musandam peninsula. He has a distance of about 40 kilometers to both. The northeast corner of the exclave is only about 10 meters away from the main coastal road, which here runs several kilometers inland.
The city of New Madha ( ) forms the administrative center of the exclave.
At the census on December 7, 2003, Madha had 2260 inhabitants, 706 of them foreigners. On December 12, 2010, 3258 inhabitants were counted on an area of 77.7 km². Of these, Madha, the capital of the same name, fell in 1823.
- Mad'ha's serene charms . Oman Observer, on Nizwa.net, June 21, 2008 (English)
- Jan S. Krogh's Geosite: Madha (English)