The islands of Korea, Moriah

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Korea Moria Island

Korea Moria Island consists of five islands, and is located in the Sultanate of Oman, and it is known as the Galvan Islands, or “Hallaniyat”. Britain has changed its name to Korea, Moriah, which is still a disputed island between the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen.

Location and space

The Korea of ​​Moria Islands are located forty kilometers from the southern coast of Oman, and it belongs to the Dhofar Governorate, and its area is estimated at seventy-three km2.

The names of the islands of Korea Moria

Korea Moria Island consists of several islands:

  • Bird Island: It is named because it is uninhabited, and it is occupied by swarms of seabirds that shelter it to lay eggs. It is also called “Al-Souda Island”, where this name is due to the color of its dark black stones.
  • Al Hasakeh: It is named after its proximity to the Hasik region.
  • Tribal: On this island, old weapons caches have been found, which are no longer usable.
  • Jarouda: It has a barren land.
  • Halaniya: It is the largest of these islands, with an area of ​​about twenty-two square miles. It is about eighty kilometers from Hasek. It is intended for marine fishing enthusiasts and diving enthusiasts.


The island’s terrain is rich and diverse, with bays, highlands, eyes, hills and beaches that are considered a haven for rare marine turtles.

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The inhabitants of the island belong to the tribe of al-Nasr al-Shahri, whose lineage belongs to the stomachs of the tribe of Bani Dhahban al-Shahri, and they arrived on the island during the migration that was caused by the Portuguese invasion of Dhofar, as well as the tribe of victory that settled the eastern coast of the island with the tribe of Beit Said Goji.

The governorate of Sadah also inhabited the tribe of Beit Matraf Al-Shehri, to whom the Mirbat tribe is affiliated, and its population is estimated at only one hundred and fifty people, the majority of whom work in marine fishing, due to the richness of its waters with sea fruits and fish wealth, especially fish of large sizes with high quality and luxury species.


The island contains remnants of the tombs dating back to the pre-Islamic days, the most important of which are in the Valley of Anzur, and the cave located on the eastern side of Shuwaymiyyah, which contains many drawings of the ancient man.

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The Sultan ceded it to Britain in the year one thousand eighty-four and fifty-four AD, on the pretext of establishing a telegraph station, to return to the Aden Protectorate in the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-three AD, after it was ceded as a marriage gift to the British Queen Victoria by Sultan Saeed bin Sultan to return again To the Omani Authority.

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