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Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Wahiba Sands is a region of dunes inhabited by Bedouins. The port capital, Muscat, is home to the massive, contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and the old waterfront Muttrah quarter, with a labyrinthine souk and busy fish market.

Languages: Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

 

Ethnic Groups: Arab, Baluchi, South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi), African

 

Belief Systems: Ibadhi Muslim 75%, other (includes Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim, Hindu) 25%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 3.01 million people (World Rank: 138th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 25.2 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 223rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.84 %/yr (World Rank: 67th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 76.6 years (World Rank: 75th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 25.1 years (World Rank: 113th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of Oman
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Omanlt

Oman - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Oman

Wikipedia Entry for Oman

Current News in Oman

Oman - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Oman

Oman - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Oman

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Oman 1
from travelnotes.org

Traveling to Oman 2

Events in Oman

Travel Guide for Oman
Wikitravel Entry for Oman

Language Resources:

Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
from omniglot.com

Arabic Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Learn Arabic Online
from mylanguages.org

Government Related:

Embassy of Oman

Government Websites of Oman
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Official Government Site of Oman


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