Sultanate of Oman
National name: Saltonat Uman
Government: Absolute monarchy.
Geography: Oman is a 1,000-mile-long (1,700-km) coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. It is bordered by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
Area: 82,031 sq mi (212,460 sq km)1
Population (2003 est.): 2,807,125 (growth rate: 3.4%); birth rate: 37.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 21.0/1000; density per sq mi: 34
Capital (2003 est.): Muscat, 797,000 (metro.area), 54,800 (city proper)
Monetary unit: Omani rial
Languages: Arabic (official); also English and Indian languages
Ethnicity/race: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African
Religion: Islam 95%
Agriculture: dates, limes, bananas, alfalfa, vegetables; camels, cattle; fish.
Industries: crude oil production and refining, natural gas production, construction, cement, copper.
Natural resources: petroleum, copper, asbestos, some marble, limestone, chromium, gypsum, natural gas.


Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology

Ministry of Information

Ministry of National Economy

Oman Television and Radio Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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