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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%


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

Country Profile for Oman
United Nations

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


Current News in Oman

Oman - Facts and Information 1

Oman - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Oman 1

Traveling to Oman 2

Events in Oman

Travel Guide for Oman

Language Resources:

Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language

Arabic Language Games

Learn Arabic Online

Government Related:

Embassy of Oman

Government Websites of Oman
by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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