Where is Oman?

Located in the Middle East, Oman has a 1,561.00 km border with Saudi Arabia (658 km), UAE (609 km) and Yemen (294 km).Oman and the United Arab Emirates signed a ratified a border agreement in 2003.

Oman is an Asian country covering 309,500.00 km2. This makes it the 72nd largest country in the world and twice the size of Georgia slightly smaller than Kansas. Its geographic coordinates are 21 00 N, 57 00 E and Muscat is the capital city.

The name Oman is said to date back at least 2,000 years, although its true origins are mostly unknown.

Its ISO code is OM.

Geography

Oman has a mean elevation of 310 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Arabian Sea. Its highest elevation is Jabal Shams which is 2,980m above tall.

It has a desert climate that is hot and humid along the coast. Its terrain mostly consists of desert with rugged mountains in the north and south.

Population

Oman has a population of 3,355,262 making it the 134th largest in the world. The majority of the population can be found in and around the Al Hagar Mountains.

Arabic is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are Arab, Baluchi, and South Asian. The majority of the country identifies as Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 968.

Government

Oman is an independent country. The Portuguese were expelled from the country in 1650. Its constitution was last ratified in 1996.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Oman's GDP is $173,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $43,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 69th largest economy and its citizens the 36th richest in the world. The currency of Oman is the Rial (OMR).

Its major export partners are China, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea. Its main exports are petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, and textiles. Its major import partners are the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and India. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, and livestock.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017