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Sumail

Sumail

The Wilayat of Sumail is a natural paradise, a fragrant, shady garden with a lush wadi with cultivated plots along its banks that flows like a river through the middle of it dividing it in two. Wherever the visitor looks he will see date palms. The wilayat is famous for its dates and it has adopted the fardh date palm as its emblem.
The Wilayat of Sumail is almost half way between the Wilayat of Nizwa (75 Kilometres) and the Governorate of Muscat (85 Kilometres). It borders on the Wilayat of Bidbid to the north, the Western Hajar mountain range to the west, the Wilayat of Izki to the south and some outlying villages of the Wilayat of Dima wa'l Ta'een to the east. It has a large number of historic buildings including forts, castles and towers.
Some of the wilayat's better-known wadis - such as Wadi Bani Rawahah and Wadi Mahram, or Wadi al Sijani with its orchards of sweet oranges - are relatively densely populated with fertile villages. There are around 73 villages in the wilayat including Falaj al Maraghah, Suroor, Seeja, Hail, al Hoob, Luzugh, al Swaireej, al Jeelah, al Khubar and al Madrah. For the irrigation of their crops they depend on water from aflaj like the aflaj of al Samadi, al Muraifa', al Farsakhi, Abu Ghoul and al Husayyin. The basin of Wadi Sumail, which f~Some of the wilayat's better-known wadis - such as Wadi Bani Rawahah and Wadi Mahram, or Wadi al Sijani with its orchards of sweet oranges - are relatively densely populated with fertile villages. There are around 73 villages in the wilayat including Falaj al Maraghah, Suroor, Seeja, Hail, al Hoob, Luzugh, al Swaireej, al Jeelah, al Khubar and al Madrah. For the irrigation of their crops they depend on water from aflaj like the aflaj of al Samadi, al Muraifa', al Farsakhi, Abu Ghoul and al Husayyin. The basin of Wadi Sumail, which has its source on the slopes of al Jabal al Akhdhar, is famous for its springs. Some 26 springs have been recorded, including nineteen cold springs (the best-known of these is Ain Ward) and seven hot springs (the best-known of these being Ain Manabik). In the village of Seeja there is a spring which rises at the foot of the mountain and is one of the area's tourist attractions.

Traditional Occupations
There are various occupations and industries. Weaving, textiles, pasturage are the most important occupations, and tanning, weaving palm leaves, gold and silver working, and sweet making are the most important industries.