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Oman

Sultanate of Oman
سلطنة عُمان
Salṭanat ʻUmān
Flag of Oman
National emblem of Oman
Flag National emblem
Anthem: نشيد السلام السلطاني
"as-Salām as-Sultānī"
"Sultanic Salutation"
Location of Oman in the Arabian Peninsula (Dark green)
Location of Oman in the Arabian Peninsula (Dark green)
Capital
and largest city
Muscat
23°36′N 58°33′E / 23.600°N 58.550°E / 23.600; 58.550
Official languages Arabic
Other languages Swahili
Religion Islam
Demonym Omani
Government Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
• Sultan
Qaboos bin Said al Said
Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said
Legislature Parliament
Council of State (Majlis al-Dawla)
Consultative Assembly (Majlis al-Shura)
Establishment
• The Azd tribe migration
130
• Al-Julanda
629
• Imamate established
751
1145
1624
• House of Al Said
1744
Area
• Total
309,500 km2 (119,500 sq mi) (70th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
4,441,448 (135th)
• 2010 census
2,773,479
• Density
13/km2 (33.7/sq mi) (216th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$173.073 billion
• Per capita
$43,737
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$59.675 billion
• Per capita
$15,080
HDI (2014) Increase 0.793
high · 52nd
Currency Rial (OMR)
Time zone GST (UTC+4)
Drives on the right
Calling code +968
ISO 3166 code OM
Internet TLD .om, عمان.

Coordinates: 21°N 57°E / 21°N 57°E / 21; 57

Oman (Listeni/ˈmɑːn/ oh-MAAN; Arabic: عمان‎‎ ʻumān pronounced [ʕʊˈmaːn]), officially the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic: سلطنة عُمان‎‎ Salṭanat ʻUmān), is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the nation is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.


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